HC Deb 09 January 1913 vol 46 c1384

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he has received resolutions from a number of boards of guardians asking him to deal with the question of vagrancy in a comprehensive manner; and, if so, whether he proposes to bring in legislation dealing with the subject next Session?


The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As I stated recently, in reply to a similar question, the recommendations of the Interdepartmental Committee on Vagrancy are under the consideration of my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary and myself, but I am not at present in a position to promise legislation on the subject.