It is shameful that Theresa May will not scrap this law and that being so would it be possible to review this Act so that it becomes more relevant to the 21st Century.
This being that now, as it was not so in 1824 there are other means to consider people who are homeless. Rather than criminalise them the Law should be reviewed so that there is a commitment or ‘Duty of Care’ on every Local Authority to do everything possible to minimise homelessness. Many of these homeless persons will be there due to circumstances, which in many ways would be outwith their control and therefore each individual should be considered so that their life could be changed in such a way that they are given choices that are mutually agreed upon and not just dealt with like an object that can be bungled away.
Like everyone these homeless persons also have rights and deserve the choice to lead a reasonable life.