§ 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.