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Volume 979: debated on Wednesday 20 February 1980

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he has any further plans for reducing Civil Service manpower.

will tabulate for the most convenient 12-month period the disposals within the Metropolitan Police district where magistrates courts have convicted under section 4 of the Vagrancy Act 1824.

[pursuant to his reply, 13 February 1980, c. 647]: The latest available information is for 1978 and is shown in the following table. Information for other offences under section 4 of the Vagrancy Act 1824 is not available.ber for Blackburn (Mr. Straw) on 23 January.—[Vol. 977, c. 205.]