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Results 1081–1100 of 1200 for keir starmer

Hillsborough (22 Oct 2012)

Angela Smith: ...of an all too easy assumption that any trouble at a football match is down to the behaviour of the fans. Justice has to be delivered, and I welcome the referrals to the IPCC and the involvement of Keir Starmer in the ongoing investigations. As my right hon. Friend the shadow Home Secretary said earlier, the investigation is in two parts. We have the events leading up to the disaster and...

Criminal Justice System — [Mrs Linda Riordan in the Chair] (17 Oct 2012)

Andrew Stephenson: ...as a murderer; he was never sentenced as a rapist and a murderer. Those cases were left to lie on file. Will the hon. Gentleman join me in praising the efforts of John and Penny in talking to Keir Starmer and the Crown Prosecution Service to ensure that severe charges such as rape are not simply left on a shelf and that people such as Vass are not able to cover their crimes by murdering...

Undercover Policing (13 Jun 2012)

Caroline Lucas: ...at only one small aspect of an undercover operation. Those inquiries have not been particularly thorough and have not resulted in follow-up action. For example, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, ordered an investigation and report into allegations that the Crown Prosecution Service suppressed vital evidence in the case of the Ratcliffe-on-Soar environmental protestors....

Royal Assent: Assisted Suicide (27 Mar 2012)

Sir David Amess: ...of their decision. As has been said, however, it is right that Parliament talks about this subject and that we take a view on it. I am content with the DPP guidance as it stands, and I agree with Keir Starmer, who has said that we have a law with a stern face but an understanding heart. That says it all as far as I am concerned. I acknowledge the DPP’s report setting out the guidance....

Small Business Administration: Backbench Business — Un-allotted Day — Assisted Suicide (27 Mar 2012)

Richard Ottaway: ..., Parliament and not the courts should have the last word on prosecuting policy and the criminal law. I think it appropriate to put on record at this point that I have the highest regard for Mr Keir Starmer QC, the current Director of Public Prosecutions, who drew up the policy that we are debating as he was asked to do by the Law Lords. Let me begin by explaining what the debate is not...

Supplementary Estimates 2011-12 — Home Office: Forensic Science Service (27 Feb 2012)

Michael Ellis: ...also right that staff are being moved prior to the controlled shutdown of the FSS and that work is being safely transferred. I note with some interest that the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Keir Starmer, who I believe was appointed by the Labour Government, remains satisfied that the closure is orderly and that things can be properly managed. The financial service regulator has also—

Opposition Day: Backbench Business — [Unallotted half day] — Metal Theft (7 Feb 2012)

Lynne Featherstone: ...out is clear: metal thieves will have nowhere to hide. We have recently seen some significant sentences given to metal thieves, which I hope will continue. I welcome the recent announcement by Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, in which he instructed prosecutors to use every tool at their disposal to take a firm stand to convict metal thieves. I make it clear that we are in...

Written Ministerial Statements — Attorney-General: Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station (6 Dec 2011)

Dominic Grieve: On 13 July 2011 a written ministerial statement was presented to both Houses setting out the decision by Keir Starmer QC, to ask the Chief Surveillance Commissioner and retired Court of Appeal judge, Sir Christopher Rose, to conduct an independent inquiry following concerns about the non-disclosure of material relating to the activities of an undercover police officer and suggestions that...

Crime: Self-defence Homicide — Question (8 Nov 2011)

Lord McNally: ...that question, which echoed a number of points that were raised in a debate initiated by my noble friend Lord Blencathra on 20 October. Following that debate the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, wrote to me to meet some of the points made in that debate by the noble Lord and other Peers. The director made the point that the CPS had explained that in certain circumstances the...

Education and Training (Young People with Autism): New Clause 27 — Reasonable force for the purposes of self-defence etc (1 Nov 2011)

Sadiq Khan: ...accepted by those at the coal face that the law on self-defence works pretty well and it is unclear in many quarters why the law would need strengthening. The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, has said: “There are many cases, some involving death, where no prosecutions are brought. We would only ever bring a prosecution where we thought that the degree of force was...

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Arrest Warrants (17 Oct 2011)

Dominic Grieve: During the afternoon of 4 October 2011, an application was made to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, QC, to exercise his consent pursuant to section 153 of the Police and Social Responsibility Act 2011, for a private prosecutor to apply for a warrant to arrest Ms Tzipi Livni, the former Foreign Secretary in Israel for alleged offences relating to grave breaches of the Fourth...

Co-operative Housing Tenure Bill: Part 4 — Emergency power when parliament dissolved etc. for temporary extension of maximum period for detention under section 41 (11 Oct 2011)

Paul Goggins: ...would be reported in the media and lead to further speculation that, in turn, could compromise a trial. Both Lord Carlile, the former independent reviewer of counter-terrorism legislation, and Keir Starmer, the current Director of Public Prosecution, told the Committee that putting too much information into the public domain could prejudice a fair trial. Alternatively, so little...

Business without Debate: Public Confidence in the Media and Police (20 Jul 2011)

Mark Reckless: ...We must ask why those 11,000 pages of Mulcaire’s documents were not looked at and why the police did not do anything about them, but we must also ask why the CPS did nothing. Even yesterday, Kier Starmer was not quite clear as to whether the CPS had seen them all; he said that it had seen only the ones up to August 2006. We have now heard from my hon. and learned Friend the Member for...

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Report (5th Day)(Continued) (14 Jul 2011)

Lord Thomas of Gresford: ...this amendment with which I do not agree. However, I can take them up at a different time. Let me make it clear that there have been discussions between my noble friend Lord Macdonald and Mr Keir Starmer and they have come to a conclusion that is acceptable to both; namely, that the test should be published in guidance. No doubt it will be applied appropriately and in accordance with the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Attorney-General: Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station (13 Jul 2011)

Edward Garnier: On 18 April 2011, Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions, announced that following a review by Clare Montgomery QC, the safety of the convictions of the individuals who protested at Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station, should be considered by the Court of Appeal as soon as possible. During that review, the CPS had been conducting an internal investigation into its own handling of...

Business of the House (Today): Phone Hacking (6 Jul 2011)

Alan Johnson: ...for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford (Yvette Cooper) is right to ask if it has a role to play. There was a view that we should wait for the Director of Public Prosecutions to report. It was Keir Starmer by that point, I believe, not Ken Macdonald. The DPP said that, on the information given to him by the police—those were the precise words used—there was no cause for any further...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Senior Civil Servants (29 Jun 2011)

Francis Maude: ...(MOD) 4 January 2011 215,000-219,999 Nicholson, David National Health Service 4 September 2006 210,000-214,999 Davies, Sally Chief Medical Officer 3 March 211 200,000-204,999 Starmer, Keir Crown Prosecution Service 1 November 2008 195,000-199,998 Singh, Dara Job Centre Plus 2 November 2009 185,000-189,999 Bell, David Dept for Education 1 January 2006...

Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Clause 2 - Imposition of terrorism prevention and investigation measures (23 Jun 2011)

Hazel Blears: ..., a judge will consider the situation and say, “What you’re creating is a sham regime to enable you to rely on police bail, but in your heart of hearts, as a prosecuting authority”—as Keir Starmer said—“you know that it will be very unlikely that you will get any new evidence or information that will enable you to bring this person to trial.” If I was making that decision as...

Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Clause 1 - Abolition of control orders (23 Jun 2011)

Paul Goggins: No. The point that was made in evidence the other day was that the TPIM regime, when in place, will not assist in furthering prosecutions. That was made perfectly clear by Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions—the man in charge of the Crown Prosecution Service. He told us that in evidence to this Committee, and it is well worth reflecting on that point. I was making the point to...


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