Following a PMQ this afternoon, in which Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran asked the Prime Minister to back her campaign to scrap the Vagrancy Act from 1824, a meeting with the relevant Minister has been secured to press the issue.
Responding to the commitment from the Prime Minister, Layla Moran said:
"I’m glad that the Prime Minister has recognised the seriousness of the plight of those living on our streets.
"When I meet with the Minister, I will be asking for the Government to support my campaign to scrap the Vagrancy Act, an indefensible and outdated law.
"Criminalising homeless people is a national disgrace and shames our society, which should aspire to have more compassion for its most vulnerable."