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Vagrancy Act

EDM number 146 in 1989-90, proposed by Llin Golding on 05/12/1989.

That this House, deeply conscious of the plight of the homeless, and aware of the desperate poverty of some people of which homelessness is both cause and effect, is concerned by the number of prosecutions being brought under the Vagrancy Act against both those who are homeless and those forced to beg; and calls for both an end to these prosecutions which make criminals of the natural victims of society, and the urgent repeal of sections 3 and 4 of the archaic Vagrancy Act of 1834, and section 64 of the Metropolitan Police Act of 1839.

This motion has been signed by a total of 50 MPs, 2 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Llin Golding05/12/1989Newcastle-under-LymeProposed
Robin Squire05/12/1989HornchurchSeconded
Frank Field05/12/1989BirkenheadSeconded
John Smith05/12/1989Vale of GlamorganSeconded
Jimmy Dunnachie06/12/1989Glasgow, PollokSeconded
Alan Meale06/12/1989MansfieldSigned
David Alton06/12/1989Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
John Cummings06/12/1989EasingtonSigned
Frank Cook06/12/1989Stockton NorthSigned
Richard Caborn06/12/1989Sheffield CentralSigned
Keith Bradley06/12/1989Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Roland Boyes06/12/1989Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Bill Michie06/12/1989Sheffield, HeeleySigned
William McKelvey06/12/1989Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion06/12/1989Dundee EastSigned
Tony Lloyd06/12/1989StretfordSigned
David Hinchliffe06/12/1989WakefieldSigned
Ernie Ross06/12/1989Dundee WestSigned
Terry Patchett06/12/1989Barnsley EastSigned
John Evans07/12/1989St Helens NorthSigned
Tony Banks07/12/1989Newham North WestSigned
Win Griffiths07/12/1989BridgendSigned
Alexander Eadie07/12/1989MidlothianSigned
Harry Cohen07/12/1989LeytonSigned
Alice Mahon07/12/1989HalifaxSigned
Doug Hoyle07/12/1989Warrington NorthSigned
Max Madden07/12/1989Bradford WestSigned
Jeremy Corbyn07/12/1989Islington NorthSigned
Diane Abbott08/12/1989Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Jeff Rooker11/12/1989Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Peter Hardy11/12/1989WentworthSigned
Norman Hogg11/12/1989Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Eric Illsley11/12/1989Barnsley CentralSigned
Greville Janner11/12/1989Leicester WestSigned
Ian McCartney11/12/1989MakerfieldSigned
Tom Cox11/12/1989TootingSigned
Frank Doran12/12/1989Aberdeen SouthSigned
Michael Welsh12/12/1989Doncaster NorthSigned
Andrew Faulds12/12/1989Warley EastSigned
Chris Smith14/12/1989Islington South & FinsburySigned
John McFall15/12/1989DumbartonSigned
Terry Lewis18/12/1989WorsleySigned
Jack Thompson21/12/1989WansbeckSigned
Tommy Graham18/01/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Jimmy Hood25/01/1990ClydesdaleSigned
George Howarth25/01/1990Knowsley NorthSigned
George Galloway06/02/1990Glasgow HillheadSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours08/02/1990WorkingtonSigned
George YoungUnknownWithdrawn
Norman BuchanUnknownWithdrawn

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