HC Deb 20 February 1941 vol 369 cc275-6
40. Mr. Salt

(for Captain Strickland)asked the Home Secretary whether he is satisfied that the present system of dealing with vagrancy does not constitute a danger to public security; and whether he will consider the issue of regulations compelling able-bodied vagrants to be registered for employment and those not so employed or unfit for employment to remain in public institutions?

Mr. H. Morrison

I have no reason to think that existing powers are inadequate to deal with any danger to public security from vagrants. As regards the second part of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour to a Question by the hon. Member for Tamworth (Sir J. Mellor) on 18th February.