HC Deb 22 July 1982 vol 28 c278W
18. Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make an order to bring into force section 5 of the Imprisonment (Temporary Provisions) Act 1980 and direct that up to 20,000 prisoners excluding those convicted of crimes of violence, should be released from prison within the next six months.

Mr. Whitelaw

I have no plans at present to activate section 5 of the 1980 Act.