698. Order to release certain determinate sentence prisoners to make best use of places available for detention.

The Secretary of State1 may order that persons of any class specified in the order who are serving a sentence of imprisonment2, other than3:


    (1)     imprisonment for life4, imprisonment for public protection5 or an extended sentence6; or


    (2)     imprisonment to which they were sentenced: (a) for an excluded offence7; (b) for attempting to commit such an offence8; (c) for conspiracy to commit such an offence9; or (d) for aiding or abetting, counselling, procuring or inciting the commission of such an offence10; or


    (3)     imprisonment to which they were sentenced for an offence of criminal conduct under the Armed Forces