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Vagrancy Arrests

Volume 173: debated on Thursday 24 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many homeless persons have been arrested under the Vagrancy Act in central London in each year since 1980 and how many in each month since January 1989.

Prosecutions were brought under the Vagrancy Act for sleeping out in the metropolitan district and the City of London as follows:

Numbers
1980188
198345
19864
19879
198812
Figures for 1989 will be available later in the year.