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Vagrancy And Drunkenness(Merseyside)

Volume 889: debated on Tuesday 25 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many of the 166 men and two women imprisoned for begging and sleeping out in 1973 were convicted on Merseyside;(2) how many of the 2,659 men and 125 women imprisoned in default of the payment of a fine for drunkenness in 1973 were convicted on Merseyside;(3) how many of the 429 men and 17 women imprisoned for drunkenness in 1973 were convicted on Merseyside.

I regret that this information is not centrally recorded and could be obtained only by the identification and examination of a large number of individual records. The cost of doing so would not be justified.