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Assisted Suicide Policy

Following the consultation exercise in September 2009 that resulted in nearly 5,000 responses Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, has published a new Assisted Suicide Policy:

Policy for Prosecutors in Respect of Cases of Encouraging or Assisting Suicide

Public Consultation Exercise on the Interim Policy for Prosecutors in respect of Cases of Assisted Suicide
Issued by The Director of Public Prosecutions
Summary of Responses

February 2010

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Question 1: Factors in favour of prosecution
  3. Question 2: New factors identified in favour of prosecution
  4. Question 3: Weighted factors in favour of prosecution
  5. Question 4: Other weighted factors in favour of prosecution
  6. Question 5: Factors against prosecution
  7. Question 6: New factors identified against prosecution
  8. Question 7: Weighted factors against prosecution
  9. Question 8: Other weighted factors against prosecution
  10. Question 9: Issues identified

Annex A: Respondents

Annex B: Equality and Diversity Impact Assessment

List of tables

Where appropriate, percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole figure.

List of figures