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Volume 175: debated on Thursday 28 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has had any communication with representatives of the Metropolitan police force in connection with the number of homeless young persons being arrested and convicted under the Vagrancy Act 1824.

Decisions about the deployment of resources to tackle crime are an operational matter for the Commissioner. However, we are conducting a study together with the Metropolitan police to establish recent trends in arrests and how the police might be helped to identify accommodation and other services to which homeless people can be referred.