HC Deb 14 July 1887 vol 317 c767
MR. M'LAREN (Cheshire, Crewe)

asked the hon. Member for the North-East Division of Cornwall, Whether, in view of the evidence recently given to the country of the power of the police in regard to solicitation, he will move to discharge the Order for the Second Reading of the Vagrant Act Amendment Bill?

MR. C. T. D. ACLAND (Cornwall, Launceston)

, in reply, said, that, in view of the late period of the Session, and the impossibility of discussing private Members' Bills, he would not attempt to get any further stage of the Vagrant Act Amendment Bill beyond the second reading; but he was most anxious that the present unsatisfactory state of the law should be adequately amended; and if the Government did not undertake it, he intended to persevere till he could get an end put to the present scandalous condition of many of the principal thoroughfares of our garrison and seaport towns and the Metropolis.