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Vagrancy (Conference)

Volume 414: debated on Thursday 25 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Health in view of the fact that the number of separate admissions of casuals into institutions during the six months ended 30th June last, for England and Wales was 24,806, when he proposes to implement the promise given by his predecessor to discuss the problem of vagrancy with the local authorities; if he proposes to bring into such discussions representatives of Joint Vagrancy Committees; and if, in view of the urgency of the vagrancy problem and its possible growth in the near future, he will make immediate investigation into the matter and take whatever action is deemed necessary.

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to-day to my hon. Friend the Member for Bradford East (Mr. McLeavy).