HC Deb 12 November 1980 vol 992 c209W
Mr. Wheeler

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has directed that the prison rules shall be modified in their effect in approved places within the meaning of section 1 of the Imprisonment (Temporary Provisions) Act 1980.

Mr. Whitelaw

Yes. In the Prison Rules 1964 (Modification for Approved Places) Order 1980, copies of which have been placed in the Library of the House, I have directed, in pursuance of the power conferred on me by section 1(5) of the Act, that the Prison Rules 1964 shall, in their application to approved places generally, have effect with the following modifications:

In paragraphs (4) and (5) of Rule 33, paragraphs (1) and (2) of rule 37, paragraph (3) of rule 37A, paragraphs (1) and (4) of rule 39, paragraphs (2), (3), (12) and (13) of rule 47, paragraph 1(b) and (c) of rule 51 and paragraph 1(b) of rule 52, the references to an officer shall be treated in each case as including a reference to a person authorised by the Secretary of State to assist any person appointed as an officer responsible for the custody of persons detained in any approved place.