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Vagrancy Act 1824

EDM number 931 in 1990-91, proposed by Simon Hughes on 06/06/1991.

That this House identifies sections 3 and 4 of the Vagrancy Act 1824 as an anomaly whereby people who are unable to survive without recourse to peaceful begging may become liable to criminal prosecution; recognises that adequate criminal sanctions are available against begging accompanied by any form of threat or public disturbance whatsoever; draws attention to the high level of cross-party concern about this matter; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to repeal this redundant legislation.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs, 2 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Simon Hughes06/06/1991Southwark and BermondseyProposed
Robert Maclennan06/06/1991Caithness and SutherlandSigned
Richard Caborn06/06/1991Sheffield CentralSigned
Frank Field06/06/1991BirkenheadSigned
Llin Golding06/06/1991Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Chris Smith07/06/1991Islington South & FinsburySigned
Tom Cox07/06/1991TootingSigned
Martin Redmond10/06/1991Don ValleySigned
Eric Illsley10/06/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
David Knox10/06/1991Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie10/06/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Huw Edwards10/06/1991MonmouthSigned
Dennis Turner10/06/1991Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Ronnie Fearn11/06/1991SouthportSigned
John Battle11/06/1991Leeds WestSigned
Tommy Graham11/06/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Alan Meale11/06/1991MansfieldSigned
Clive Soley11/06/1991HammersmithSigned
Terry Patchett11/06/1991Barnsley EastSigned
Joan Lestor12/06/1991EcclesSigned
Win Griffiths13/06/1991BridgendSigned
Alan Williams14/06/1991Swansea WestSigned
Jim Wallace18/06/1991Orkney & ShetlandSigned
James Wray19/06/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
Alex Carlile20/06/1991MontgomerySigned
Doug Hoyle27/06/1991Warrington NorthSigned
Elizabeth Peacock03/07/1991Batley & SpenSigned
Audrey Wise03/07/1991PrestonSigned
Roy Hughes04/07/1991Newport EastSigned
Roland Boyes11/07/1991Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Alan W WilliamsUnknownWithdrawn
Kevin BarronUnknownWithdrawn

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