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Assisted Suicide — Question (25 Jun 2014)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, is my noble and learned friend aware that Keir Starmer, who was the DPP until just last year, told the Commission on Assisted Dying, chaired by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Falconer, that, “the law works well in practice”? In the light of that, does my noble and learned friend agree that there is nothing unusual about the way the law on assisted suicide works? We expect the...

Assisted Suicide — Question for Short Debate (5 Mar 2014)

Baroness Cumberlege: ...or assisting suicide. A year after it appeared, the noble and learned Lord, Lord Falconer, chaired a group calling itself the Commission on Assisted Dying. The then Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, told the group: “There is a residual discretion for all offences whether to prosecute or not”. He went on to say: “This is a particular version of it. But it’s not...

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