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Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons on 28th October 2019.

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Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

I can reassure my hon. Friend that we are working with MHCLG colleagues. The Government believe that no one should be criminalised simply for sleeping rough. We committed to reviewing the Vagrancy Act in the cross-governmental rough sleeping strategy. Rough sleeping is obviously a complex issue, and we are looking closely at all the options, including retention, repeal, replacement and amendment of the Act.