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Vagrancy

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 28 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what were the numbers of men and women, respectively, brought before the magistrates for sleeping rough under the Vagrancy Act 1824 and 1935, for each year since 1945 to the latest date for which figures are available.

The information is as follows:

PERSONS PROCEEDED AGAINST FOR THE OFFENCE OF SLEEPING OUT (SECTION 4 (IN PART) OF THE VAGRANCY ACT 1824 AS AMENDED BY THE VAGRANCY ACT 1935)
ENGLAND AND WALES 1945 TO 1973
MalesFemales
1945387410
1946464298
1947717330
19481,007354
1949904265
1950904242
1951816266
1952874271
1953671214
1954578141
1955492118
1956513122
1957608116
1958701134
1959603113
196057480
1961845105
1962870100
196367296
196452263
196569364
196690478
196766264
196849842
196933044
197035638
197135348
197234429
197337723