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Vagrancy Act 1824

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 107660, tabled on 19 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will review the Vagrancy Act 1824.

Answered on

27 January 2022

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

Following the review undertaken as part of the 2018 Rough Sleeping Strategy, the Government has confirmed that it will seek to repeal the outdated Vagrancy Act and replace it with more modern, fit for purpose legislation when parliamentary time allows.