§ Lord HYLTON
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many persons have been prosecuted for arson in Wales since 1st December 1979, how many prosecutions are pending, and whether they can state the number of cases in which a pecuniary motive (e.g. insurance fraud) is alleged or suspected.
§ Lord BELSTEAD
The information requested is not available centrally. The latest information available centrally on prosecutions relates to 1978. Information is not collected centrally on prosecutions pending or on the motive for offences of arson.