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EDM (Early Day Motion) 903: tabled on 05 February 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses grave concern over the continuing use of the Vagrancy Act 1824 to criminalise homeless people who are rough sleeping; notes with concern that this Dickensian law was used 1,810 times in 2016-17; welcomes that this Act is no longer in force in Scotland and Northern Ireland; and urges the Government to repeal this harmful and out-of-date legislation across the whole of the UK.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.