Amendment proposed: 19, page 5, line 2, leave out Clause 8.—(Keir Starmer.) To omit the clause on the new illegal working offence and maintain the status quo. The House divided: Ayes 256, Noes 312.
High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill.
Witnesses: Sir Keir Starmer QC MP As for morning session, unless already heard.
Keir Starmer: What steps he has taken to ensure that the measures relating to the Law Officers Department in the comprehensive spending review enable the Crown Prosecution Service to prosecute cases effectively.
Keir Starmer: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of (a) the effect of the drought in the Horn of Africa on Eritrea and (b) the response of the Eritrean government and the international community to that drought.
Keir Starmer: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government has taken to transpose the EU Directive on Victims' Rights into UK law.
Keir Starmer: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to introduce a Victims' Law since May 2015.
Keir Starmer: It is a pleasure to speak under your chairmanship, Mr Gray. I know that a number of—
Keir Starmer: One of the risks of leaving the EU is that the UK will no longer be able to rely on crucial EU criminal justice measures to fight serious and organised crime and terrorism. Has the Attorney General given any advice on that risk, and if so, to which Departments?
Keir Starmer: What discussions she has had with her ministerial colleagues on securing long-term funding for domestic violence services.
Keir Starmer: I was about to conclude my remarks, so the Division was timely.
Keir Starmer: Of course.
Keir Starmer: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish proposals to introduce a victims' law.
Keir Starmer: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on developing the planned annual asylum strategy; and when she expects that strategy to be published.
Keir Starmer: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans that the Government's proposed annual asylum strategy will include third-country asylum application processing arrangements for people who have attempted to claim asylum in the UK at port or in-country.
Keir Starmer: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultations her Department has undertaken in developing the proposed annual asylum strategy; and whether her Department plans to undertake any consultation on that strategy after it is published.
Keir Starmer: What steps the Government are taking to secure long-term funding for domestic violence services.
Keir Starmer: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?