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Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Examination of Witnesses (21 Jun 2011)

Keir Starmer: I am Keir Starmer, Director of Public Prosecutions.

Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill (21 Jun 2011)

Witness Tuesday 21 June Until no later than 11.30 am The Association of Chief Police Officers; Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions Tuesday 21 June Until no later than 12.15 pm Lord Howard of Lympne QC; Lord Carlile of Berriew QC (former independent reviewer of terrorism legislation) Tuesday 21 June Until no later than 4.45 pm Lord Macdonald of River Glaven QC (independent...

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Committee (6th Day) (Continued) (16 Jun 2011)

Baroness Scotland of Asthal: ...Pannick, and by my noble and learned friend Lord Goldsmith in relation to this amendment. Specifically, I endorse and agree with the approach adopted by the current Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, who made it plain when he gave evidence before the committee that because of the seriousness of the cases to which universal jurisdiction applies, if the evidential test was met,...

Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day]: Sentencing (23 May 2011)

Kenneth Clarke: ...Service and others in the legal system use up millions of hours preparing cases that never make it beyond the door of the courtroom. That has to be changed. The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, has called for “a reorientation of our approach so that guilty plea cases can be dealt with as swiftly as possible, leaving us to devote our valuable time and resources to cases that...

Criminal Records (Public Access) Bill (13 May 2011)

Christopher Chope: ...Clerks and Legal Managers because it is unlikely that this Appellant’s request is the only one of its kind received by the Magistrates’ Courts throughout England and Wales.” Only yesterday, Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, was reported in the newspapers as saying: “I believe that transparency and visibility help the public understand how the criminal justice...

Legal Aid (11 May 2011)

Tom Brake: ...proposals from the Law Society. How will those concrete, detailed suggestions be taken on board as part of the consultation process? I am sure that the Minister is also aware of the proposals that Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, put forward on how costs can be saved in the wider legal arena. I hope that the Minister will respond to those points. The Government clearly...

Public Bill Committee: Protection of Freedoms Bill (22 Mar 2011)

Lord Macdonald: I agree with what Keir Starmer said about this very recently. It is possible to make an argument of that sort. I have never looked into it in detail and certainly do not fall down on that side. I think he is right that you take a robust view of the law in this sort of case, and you get on with it. If the court says that you have got it wrong, the court says that you have got...

Cawston Park Hospital (21 Mar 2011)

Steven Baker: ...on inaccurate and incomplete information that was provided to the CPS by NHS Counter Fraud and subsequently to the police. The CPS refused to meet Mr Breeze to discuss the matter any further, and Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions, stated that any further debate would not progress the matter, having written: “Further correspondence from you which fails to raise fresh...

Deferred Divisions: Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (2 Mar 2011)

Dominic Raab: ...policy and intercept evidence? The Home Secretary has indicated that the review on lifting the ban on intercept will continue. Both Lord Macdonald and the current Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, support lifting the ban. They say that it can be made to work effectively, as in virtually every other country in the world. However, Liberty has described the Government’s...

Public Bill Committee: Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill: Clause 151 (17 Feb 2011)

Julian Huppert: ...heart of the amendment. I have been concerned about whether there would be capacity, and I understand exactly what the hon. Member for Gedling said, but I was somewhat mollified by the comments of Keir Starmer in his  evidence to us in one of the early sittings of the Committee, which seem a long time ago. I suggest that anyone who is listening, or following the transcript of our...

Public Bill Committee: Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill (20 Jan 2011)

Christopher Chope: We will now move straight on to Keir Starmer. You do not need any introduction as the Director of Public Prosecutions. Thank you very much indeed for coming.

Public Bill Committee: Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill (18 Jan 2011)

...Council on the Misuse of Drugs; the Wine and Spirit Trade Association; the British Beer and Pub Association Thursday 20 January Until no later Than 3 pm The Metropolitan Police Service; Liberty; Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Justice Bill: Second Stage (2 Nov 2010)

Basil McCrea: ...and that it was going to do something different and all the experts went away. The result of such incidents is that justice takes longer to be arrived at. I have had a look at all the work that Keir Starmer did with the Crown Prosecution Service in England and Wales, and, indeed, he was greatly associated with the board for many years. I am really interested to see whether there is a way...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Addendum to the Programme for Government (12 Oct 2010)

Basil McCrea: ...to people that justice depends not only on the policing system, but on the whole of the criminal justice system. Speedier justice is required. The Policing Board had the privilege of talking to Keir Starmer. He has managed to bring in some remarkable changes in England and Wales. I hope that the Minister of Justice will take on board some of the initiatives that Mr Starmer has introduced,...

DNA and CCTV (Crime Prevention) (6 Jul 2010)

Philip Davies: ...DNA and CCTV, and disregard what the public think, I hope that they will listen to what the professionals think-those professionals who have to deal with the repercussions of any change in policy. Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, said: "DNA sample analysis plays an important part in protecting the public, and in the detection and prosecution of serious crime, as well as...

Scottish Parliament: Violence Against Men (10 Jun 2010)

Nigel Don: ...about statistics—I apologise for doing this, but we need to nail it—I want to pick up where John Wilson left off. In correspondence between the UK Statistics Authority's Professor Jowell and Keir Starmer QC, the Statistics Authority acknowledges that, from the statistics that are available in the UK, we should not say that the "overwhelming majority" of victims are women. It is quite...

Law on Assisted Suicide (10 Mar 2010)

Patricia Hewitt: ...he or she may fairly hope to be, if not commended, at the very least forgiven, rather than condemned, for giving assistance." As a result of that decision, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, issued new prosecuting guidelines last month. This final policy, unlike the interim guidelines, was broadly welcomed by supporters and opponents of a change in the law, which I believe...

Oral Answers to Questions — Solicitor-General: Bribery Bill (26 Nov 2009)

Vera Baird: The hon. Gentleman really does not live in the real world. He should try telling Richard Alderman or Keir Starmer that they are not independent: they are extremely independent individuals, and rightly so. There is a detailed protocol, which I commend to the hon. Gentleman, so that he can understand this area rather better than he appears to do now. The superintendence function has...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (6th Day)(Continued) (9 Jul 2009)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: ...is more likely than most to know what the law is, in the sense of what could be prosecuted? Would he consider it appropriate to show that opinion to the present Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Keir Starmer, to see whether he shares the view of his predecessor?

Racial Hatred: "Undercover Mosque" — Question for Short Debate (20 Apr 2009)

Baroness Scotland of Asthal: ...and will play a part. I assure the noble Lord that these issues are reviewed regularly by each of the directors of the Crown Prosecution Service. As noble Lords will know, the new director, Keir Starmer, has an unimpeachable history in relation to human rights. The CPS's current policy does not envisage prosecuting those who are legitimately expressing their views under Article 10 of the...


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