Early day motion 903

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REPEAL OF THE VAGRANCY ACT 1824

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rough sleeping; notes with concern that this Dickensian law was used 1,810 times in 2016-17; welcomes that this Act is no longer in force in Scotland and Northern Ireland; and urges the Government to repeal this harmful and out-of-date legislation across the whole of the UK.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bardell, Hannah Scottish National Party Livingston 08.02.2018
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 06.02.2018
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 20.02.2018
Cable, Vincent Liberal Democrats Twickenham 05.02.2018
Carmichael, Alistair Liberal Democrats Orkney and Shetland 06.02.2018
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 08.02.2018
Farron, Tim Liberal Democrats Westmorland and Lonsdale 05.02.2018
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 08.02.2018
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 20.02.2018
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 07.02.2018
Hobhouse, Wera Liberal Democrats Bath 27.03.2018
Jardine, Christine Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 07.02.2018
Lamb, Norman Liberal Democrats North Norfolk 05.02.2018
Lloyd, Stephen Liberal Democrats Eastbourne 05.02.2018
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 05.02.2018
Moran, Layla Liberal Democrats Oxford West and Abingdon 05.02.2018
Rimmer, Marie Labour Party St Helens South and Whiston 07.02.2018
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 06.02.2018
Slaughter, Andy Labour Party Hammersmith 20.06.2018
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 07.02.2018
Swinson, Jo Liberal Democrats East Dunbartonshire 06.02.2018
Zeichner, Daniel Labour Party Cambridge 06.03.2018