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POLL SUPPORTS MEASURES TO RID STREETS OF BEGGARS

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The majority of people would support police powers to sweep beggars off the streets only if new hostels were provid...
The majority of people would support police powers to sweep beggars off the streets only if new hostels were provided for homeless people, according to a poll conducted for the Guardian (p2).

Only 18% of those questioned would support the immediate use of such powers, which is part of a package of policies to deal with rough sleepers due to be outlined by the housing minister David Curry at the Conservative party conference today.
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