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Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras (8 May 2015 – current)
Keir Starmer: I am Keir Starmer, Director of Public Prosecutions.
Keir Starmer: Keir Starmer, Director of Public Prosecutions.
Keir Starmer: I would be interested in the Government’s position on that, because it does not sit with what is in the code of practice. If all clause 30 intends is to say, “We thought he was called Keir Starmer; now we know he’s called Steve”—I have always wanted to be called Steve—“but the warrant applies to exactly the same person,” or, “We thought it was 137 Charlton Road; we now...
Lord Callanan: It would indeed be impressive if Keir Hardie had gone on the radio this morning. I am sorry, I was of course referring to Keir Starmer.
David Ford: That is a very reasonable question, but, since Sir Keir Starmer was preparing the report for Barra McGrory, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), and not for the DOJ, I am not entirely clear on that point. My understanding is that it is likely to be published within the next week, but it is in the hands of Sir Keir and the DPP, not me or anybody to do with the DOJ.
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,...
David Ford: ...s office and the matter is currently under investigation. The Public Prosecution Service is entirely independent of my Department; however, the Director of Public Prosecutions has commissioned Sir Keir Starmer to conduct a review of the prosecution of three interlinked cases involving sexual abuse and terrorist-related charges. I have asked for early warnings of Sir Keir’s review of...
Keir Starmer: It is a pleasure.
Nick Herbert: ...final entry in the Table in paragraph (2) and insert— ‘Thursday 20 January Until no later Than 2.30 pm The Metropolitan Police Service; Liberty Thursday 20 January Until no later than 3.15 pm Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions’.
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.
Tom Brake: I repeat the question I asked Keir Starmer earlier. Do you think that there is anything in the Bill that will allow more suspects to be brought to trial? If there is not, can you think of any measures that have not already been debated, such as intercept, that could be brought into play?
Exiting the European Union: The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal.
Witnesses: Rt Hon David Lidington CBE MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Sir Keir Starmer KCB QC MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the EU
Draft Communications Data Bill: Draft Communications Data Bill.
Witnesses: Henry Porter, Columnist, The Observer, Duncan Campbell, Investigative Journalist, IPTV Ltd and Paul Heritage-Redpath, Product Manager and Solicitor, Entanet Opinion; Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, Crown Prosecutions Service
Draft Communications Data Bill Joint Committee: Draft Communications Data Bill.
Witnesses: (at 2.45pm) Henry Porter, columnist for The Observer; Duncan Campbell, IPTV; Paul Heritage-Redpath, Product Manager and Solicitor, Entanet Opinion; and (at 3.30pm) Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions (CPS).
Home Affairs: Independent Police Complaints Commission.
Witnesses: Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions and Nazir Afzal OBE, Chief Crown Prosecutor, North West Area; Nick Hardwick, former chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission ; Dame Anne Owers DBE, Chair, Independent Police Complaints Commission, Jane Furniss, Chief Executive, Independent Police Complaints Commission and Ruth Evans, Commissioner, Independent Police Complaints...
Justice: The work of the Crown Prosecution Service.
Witnesses: Keir Starmer, QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, Crown Prosecution Service
Home Affairs: EU Justice and Home Affairs opt-out.
Witnesses: Kai Hart-Hoenig, European Criminal Bar Association and W A Zalewski, Barrister; Rt Hon Charles Clarke, former Home Secretary; Dominic Raab MP; Keir Starmer QC, outgoing Director of Public Prosecutions
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?
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.
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.