Results 1681–1700 of 1800 for keir starmer

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,...

Child Protection (12 Sep 2013)

Ann Coffey: ...’t want to. I didn’t want to report the abuse but I was told I had to. It just feels like everything’s my fault and I wish I had never told anyone.” I welcome the new guidelines issued by Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, on cases involving child sexual abuse, which he said would ensure that the focus was on allegations made by victims, rather than their weaknesses...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Prosecutions: Disclosure-handling (16 Jul 2013)

Lord Wallace of Tankerness: My Rt. Hon Friend the Attorney-General (Dominic Grieve) has made the following written ministerial statement. On 26 January 2012, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC announced that he had asked Her Majesty's Crown Prosecution Inspectorate (HMCPSI) to consider the way in which the prosecution team conducted the disclosure exercise in the case of R v Mouncher and others,...

Written Ministerial Statements — Attorney-General: R v Mouncher and Others (Disclosure Handling) (16 Jul 2013)

Dominic Grieve: On 26 January 2012, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, announced that he had asked Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Inspectorate (HMCPSI) to consider the way in which the prosecution team conducted the disclosure exercise in the case of R v. Mouncher and others, following the discontinuance of the trial on 1 December 2011. The HMCPSI’s independent review has examined...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (21 May 2013)

Justice: The work of the Crown Prosecution Service. 9:30 am; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Keir Starmer, QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, Crown Prosecution Service

Mental Health (16 May 2013)

Jane Ellison: ...years of this being an illegal act, there have been no prosecutions. In recent times—I will return to the mental health aspects in a moment, Mr Deputy Speaker—we have had encouragement because Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has been really good on this issue. He has a new action plan for the Crown Prosecution Service. It has reopened several old cases and is going...

Public Bill Committee: Children and Families Bill: New Clause 59 - Arrangements to support child witnesses (25 Apr 2013)

Edward Timpson: ..., I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Oxford West and Abingdon, who has pursued with aplomb the issue with which the new clause deals. I also thank the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, for the work he has done during his tenure. He and my hon. Friend have made a valuable contribution. For far too long, vulnerable victims and witnesses have felt intimidated and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: New Clause 15 — Restraint orders and legal aid (18 Mar 2013)

Nicola Blackwood: ..., and prosecutions in Rochdale and Keighley and excellent work in Lancashire show that we are getting our act together. That is not, however, always the case and it is certainly not the perception. Keir Starmer made it clear just days ago that traditional tests by the Crown Prosecution Service to evaluate witnesses have the potential to leave this category of vulnerable witnesses...

International Women's Day — Motion to Take Note (7 Mar 2013)

Baroness Northover: ...colleague, the noble Baroness, Lady Rendell. The Government are also frustrated, as was the noble Baroness, Lady Crawley, by the lack of prosecutions in the past 25 years. We welcome the fact that Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, who published a CPS action plan in November, is seeking to improve prosecutions for FGM. As the noble Baroness will know, a major new programme...

Communications: Social Media (26 Feb 2013)

Steve Rotheram: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Dobbin. On 19 December 2012, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, issued interim guidelines on prosecuting cases involving communications sent via social media. It was a welcome move in the right direction and I hope that Parliament and the judiciary will study internet abuse more closely and begin, as I have been urging...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (6 Feb 2013)

Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (EU Sub-Committee E): UK’s 2014 Opt-out Decision (Protocol 36). 10:30 am; Room 3, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 11.00am) Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, Crown Prosecution Service; and (at 12.00pm) Commander Allan Gibson, Association of Chief Police Officers; William Hughes, former Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency; Aled Williams, former President of Eurojust; and Mike Kennedy, former President of Eurojust and former Chief Operating Officer at Crown Prosecution...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (6 Feb 2013)

Home Affairs, Health and Education (EU Sub-Committee F): UK’s 2014 Opt-out Decision (Protocol 36). 10:30 am; Room 3, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 11.00am) Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, Crown Prosecution Service; and (at 12.00pm) Commander Allan Gibson, Association of Chief Police Officers; William Hughes, former Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency; Aled Williams, former President of Eurojust; and Mike Kennedy, former President of Eurojust and former Chief Operating Officer at Crown Prosecution...

Public Bill Committee: Crime and Courts Bill [Lords]: Clause 30 - Use of force in self-defence at place of residence (5 Feb 2013)

Jenny Chapman: ...of clear, robust protection for victims in these cases, but it seems to be the opinion in most quarters who should know about these things that that is what we already have. To give an example, Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, said that the current law worked very well. The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, noted that the current law allows home owners great protection. In...


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