Rough Sleeping

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:34 pm on 25th February 2021.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Nickie Aiken Nickie Aiken Conservative, Cities of London and Westminster 12:34 pm, 25th February 2021

I declare an interest, in that I remain a Westminster City councillor. I pay tribute to Westminster City Council for a 27% decrease in the number of rough sleepers on the streets of our capital today. Obviously we have more work to do, and part of the issue is the legislation that we are dealing with. The Vagrancy Act is 200 years out of date, and I am campaigning with Crisis, The Passage and St Mungo’s for repeal of the Act and to introduce legislation that will respond to the 21st-century reasons why people are still on the streets. Will my right hon. Friend agree to meet me and those organisations, to discuss how we can work together to repeal that legislation?