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Repeal Of The Vagrancy Act 1824

EDM number 903 in 2017-19, proposed by Layla Moran on 05/02/2018.
Categorised under the topic of Homelessness.

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rough sleeping; notes with concern that this Dickensian law was used 1,810 times in 2016-17; welcomes that this Act is no longer in force in Scotland and Northern Ireland; and urges the Government to repeal this harmful and out-of-date legislation across the whole of the UK.

This motion has been signed by a total of 22 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
05/02/2018Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratProposed
Stephen Lloyd05/02/2018EastbourneLiberal DemocratSeconded
Vincent Cable05/02/2018TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSeconded
Tim Farron05/02/2018Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Caroline Lucas05/02/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Norman Lamb05/02/2018North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jo Swinson06/02/2018East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake06/02/2018Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alistair Carmichael06/02/2018Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Shannon06/02/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
Lady Hermon07/02/2018North DownIndependentSigned
Chris Stephens07/02/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Marie Rimmer07/02/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
07/02/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Hannah Bardell08/02/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham08/02/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Mary Glindon08/02/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Drew Hendry20/02/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown20/02/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Daniel Zeichner06/03/2018CambridgeLabourSigned
27/03/2018BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Andy Slaughter20/06/2018HammersmithLabourSigned

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