HC Deb 08 December 1976 vol 922 c212W
Mr. Ryman

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will as a matter of urgency introduce legislation to amend the Explosive Substances Act in order to enable a court to sentence a person convicted of an offence thereunder to life imprisonment.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

The maximum sentence on conviction under Section 2 of the Act is life imprisonment and the other penalties available under the Act are substantial, but I am considering the comments made by the court in a recent case.