HC Deb 23 July 1975 vol 896 c227W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total number of persons imprisoned for sleeping out and begging in the last year for which figures are available; and how many were men and how many women.

Dr. Summerskill

263 people were imprisoned in 1974 for begging or sleeping out. Of these 254 were males and nine females.

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