HC Deb 15 November 1934 vol 293 cc2121-2
12. Brigadier-General SPEARS

asked the Home Secretary if he can now state whether he will implement his promise to introduce legislation to amend the Vagrancy Act early in the new session?


I regret that I am still unable to say whether it will be possible to find time to introduce legislation on this subject.

Brigadier-General SPEARS

Does the right hon. Gentleman remember that on the 2nd May last he undertook to do something at an early date? In view of that undertaking last May, cannot he say now that he is going to find time to do something?


Those matters are governed, not by me, but by the general business of the House. I am not un- friendly to this proposition, but I cannot commit myself at the present time.


If the right hon. Gentleman is not unfriendly and there is a generally friendly feeling in all parts of the House, does he not think that he could get an approved Measure through without much difficulty?