HC Deb 28 October 1980 vol 991 cc209-10

Mr. Secretary Whitelaw, supported by Mr. Secretary Pym, Mr. John Biffen, Mr. Attorney General and Mr. Leon Brittan, presented a Bill to make provision with respect to the detention of persons who may lawfully be detained in penal institutions in England and Wales and the release from custody of such persons: to make provision for reducing the numbers committed to such institutions; to modify the law relating to remands; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First time: and ordered to be printed. [Bill 262].