Results 1541–1560 of 1700 for keir starmer

Children and Vulnerable Adults: Abuse — Motion to Take Note (26 Jun 2014)

Baroness Walmsley: ...on being safe. Fortunately, we now believe children better than we used to. However, in many cases, in order to secure a conviction we need the corroboration of adults who know what has happened. Keir Starmer, the former Director of Public Prosecutions, knows this well, which is why he supports this change in the law. Victims universally support such a change, and tell us that it would not...

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...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill (Programme) No. 2: New Clause 29 — Fixed term recalls (12 May 2014)

Dan Jarvis: .... The hon. Gentleman can take it as read that we will look carefully at the detail of his proposal, as we always seek to do. We are consulting on these matters. The Labour party has appointed Sir Keir Starmer, QC to look carefully at these matters and he will report in due course. I will move on to new clauses 2 and 3.

Business of the House (No. 1): High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill: Select Committee (29 Apr 2014)

Frank Dobson: ...away from 10 years of engineering works will get no compensation. I hope that the Minister, the Department and HS2 Ltd are aware that the immediately preceding Director of Public Prosecutions, Sir Keir Starmer, has given us an opinion that the procedure followed in respect of my constituency is actually in breach of the law. I therefore hope that at least the House will have an opportunity...

[Katy Clark in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Domestic Violence (Police Response) (10 Apr 2014)

Mary Macleod: ...domestic violence and abuse. In January next year, research will be launched for Project Mirabal at the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse. Work has also been done on a victims’ law by Keir Starmer, the former Director of Public Prosecutions, and others to see whether more can be done to encourage victims to come forward. I have been impressed in the past few years by the good...

Justice and Home Affairs Opt-out (7 Apr 2014)

Julian Huppert: ...fewer extraditions, longer delays, higher costs, more offenders evading justice and increased risk to public safety.” That is what has to be set against the allergy that many have to this issue. Keir Starmer, former Director of Public Prosecutions, said that failure to opt in could lead to an “uncertain, cumbersome and fragmented approach, which is likely to have a damaging impact on...

[John Robertson in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Female Genital Mutilation (10 Mar 2014)

Norman Baker: ...the action plan that the Director of Public Prosecutions has published with a view to bringing successful prosecutions for FGM. I am heartened and encouraged by statements from the former DPP, Keir Starmer, and his excellent successor, Alison Saunders, to the effect that it is only a matter of time before we see a prosecution. Having met the DPP on more than one occasion, I think that she...

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...

Domestic Violence (Legal Framework) (26 Feb 2014)

Elfyn Llwyd: ...to Women’s Aid, in the five years up to 2011 only 6.5% of domestic violence incidents reported to the police resulted in a conviction. Every week, two women are killed by a partner or ex-partner. Keir Starmer, the former Director of Public Prosecutions, has said that each domestic violence homicide costs the state £1.3 million, quite apart from the obvious personal and family suffering....

Female Genital Mutilation — Question (12 Feb 2014)

Baroness Tonge: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply and I commend the Government on their efforts over the past year. I also particularly commend the work of Keir Starmer, the previous Director of Public Prosecutions. Does the Minister realise that it is now more than 10 years since the all-party parliamentary group that I chair produced a report on female genital mutilation, but that during that...

Children and Families Bill — Report (4th Day) (28 Jan 2014)

Baroness Tonge: ...was one on female genital mutilation, which is more and more common in this country and more and more difficult to spot. There is a lot of work going on, and I pay tribute to the previous DPP, Keir Starmer, who did an enormous amount of work to find ways of spotting girls at risk of FGM before it occurs. Last year, we did a report called, A Childhood Lost, about childhood marriage, which...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Complaints about Public Prosecutors (7 Jan 2014)

Dominic Grieve: ..., for the independent Bar that does their work. I would be happy to write to my hon. Friend with further details of how this monitoring is carried out. The previous Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, made a very particular point in the first year that I was working with him in carrying out an extensive review of the performance of Crown prosecutors. This is monitored and it is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Prosecutions for Rape, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence (7 Jan 2014)

Oliver Heald: In September the former Director of Public Prosecutions, Sir Keir Starmer, chaired a meeting with the Home Office and national police leaders, the outcome of which was a six-point action plan to investigate and increase the number of rape and domestic violence cases that are referred by the police to the CPS for charging decisions.

Female Genital Mutilation — Question for Short Debate (4 Dec 2013)

Baroness Tonge: ...has campaigned on this issue and constantly drawn attention to this dreadful abuse. Some 18 months ago, my all-party group suggested that we had a meeting with the Director of Public Prosecutions—Keir Starmer, at the time—to discuss why no prosecutions were taking place. He organised a round-table meeting; Jane Ellison, the chair of the all-party group on FGM, came to it, as did many...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Child Abuse (Mandatory Reporting) (19 Nov 2013)

Lilian Greenwood: Does the right hon. and learned Gentleman agree with the recent recommendation made by the former Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, that teachers and health workers who fail to report reasonable suspicions of child abuse should face criminal prosecutions? Will he produce guidance for schools on what constitutes reasonable suspicion?

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...

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Rape and Domestic Violence Referrals (19 Nov 2013)

Oliver Heald: The Government takes the effective prosecution of rape and domestic violence cases very seriously. The former Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, met with the Home Office, national policing leads and other interested parties in September 2013 to consider the reduction in the number of cases referred by the police to the Crown Prosecution Service for a charging decision. The six...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Child Sexual Exploitation Inquiry:  Appointment of a Chairperson (5 Nov 2013)

Jim Allister: Going back to the comments of Keir Starmer, does the Minister think that the term of reference that says: "make recommendations on the future actions required to prevent and tackle child sexual exploitation" is adequate to permit a recommendation that, as Mr Starmer suggested, failure to report child sex abuse should be made a criminal offence?  Is that term of reference adequate for that,...

Children: Sexual Abuse — Question for Short Debate (15 Oct 2013)

Lord Giddens: ...’s victims included quite a number of boys under the age of 10, so it will not do to concentrate only on one sex when discussing this issue. Thirdly, we need to hammer home the point made by Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, that this is not just a problem for the CPS and the police. That is precisely because it is essentially an institutional problem—an issue, in...

Abortion Act — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (9 Oct 2013)

Emily Thornberry: ...with no criminal powers. That is taking the idea of “Doctor knows best” far too far. The rule of law has to apply to all equally; otherwise, it is meaningless. Following the outcry, the DPP, Keir Starmer, has issued a statement seeking to explain further the reasoning behind the decision. That statement, which comes a full month later, introduces a number of new lines of argument,...


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