All 3 results for keir starmer speaker:Edward Leigh

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Edward Leigh: The speech made by the hon. and learned Member for Holborn and St Pancras (Keir Starmer) was one of the best speeches I have ever heard from the Labour Front Bench in its tone, its honest acceptance of the difficult choices being made by all of us in this House and its fundamental acceptance that we, by a majority of six to one, passed a decision to the people that we have to respect. This...

Isil: New Clause 1 — Termination of pregnancy on the grounds of the sex of the unborn child (23 Feb 2015)

Edward Leigh: ...to base the law on the law. There is no mention of this in the 1967 Act. There was no possibility of mentioning it in the Act, because it was not possible to determine gender when it was passed. Keir Starmer is therefore absolutely right: the law is unclear.

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Abortion Act (Prosecutions) (19 Nov 2013)

Edward Leigh: ...fact that, although Operation Monto revealed that such abortions were taking place on a considerable scale, a derisory number of prosecutions have taken place—only seven in four years? Indeed, Keir Starmer, the former head of the CPS, decided not to prosecute when there was clear evidence on the basis of which he could have done so. Will the Attorney-General now take action to ensure...


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