This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Petition Repeal the Vagrancy Act 1824

The Vagrancy Act of 1824 makes it an offence to sleep rough or beg.
It is a barbaric,archaic law that criminalises the very existence of those homeless forced to take to the streets of beg for survival.
Scotland & Ireland removed this outdated law decades ago-England and Wales must follow them.

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Ending Homelessness is supported by all political Parties-yet still in the last few years,people have been arrested for blatantly trivial reasons,such as taking food,past it's sell-by-date from outside supermarkets.
This is a Humanitarian crisis,criminalising homeless people is a National disgrace.

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