HL Deb 19 March 1981 vol 418 c954WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are the maximum and minimum penalties for the crime of arson; how they compare with the penalties for causing explosions; and whether they consider that the penalties for arson should be strengthened.

Lord Belstead

The maximum penalty for arson is already life imprisonment, as it is for causing explosions, so that the question of strengthening the penalty does not arise. Minimum penalties are not a feature of our criminal law.