HC Deb 06 May 1968 vol 764 c25W
Mr. Whitaker

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will ask the Criminal Law Revision Committee to review the Vagrancy Acts of 1824 and 1838; and if he will also review the number and position of absolute criminal offences in the law.

Mr. Elystan Morgan

The need for a review of the Vagrancy Acts, as part of the programme of criminal law reform, is being kept in mind, but I cannot yet say when it will be possible to undertake it. The Law Commission, with the help of a Working Party, is examining the general principles of the criminal law, including the place of strict liability therein.