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Vagrancy Act 1824

Home Office written question – answered on 28th October 2019.

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Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch Conservative, Chatham and Aylesford

If she will repeal the Vagrancy Act 1824; and if she will make a statement.

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

The Government believes that no-one should be criminalised simply for sleeping rough.

In the Cross-Government Rough Sleeping Strategy published last year we committed to review the Vagrancy Act.

The review is consulting with stakeholders on all options including retention, repeal, replacement or amendment.

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