§ 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.