Mr. Deputy Speaker
With this it will be convenient to take Government amendments Nos. 59 to 61 and Nos. 97 to 100.
§ Mr. Simon Coombs
I am grateful to my hon. Friend for what he has said. The Government have recognised the case put by the utilities that the Bill, as originally drafted, would have left undertakings in the invidious position of being liable for economic losses which would simply have been uninsurable. The amendments will limit compensation for costs reasonably incurred in making good damage to apparatus. Again, that is a most helpful move by the Government in response to the approaches made and I am grateful to my hon. Friend.
§ Amendment agreed to.
Amendments made: No. 59, in page 46, leave out lines 20 and 21 and insert
'expense reasonably incurred in making good damage to that apparatus'.
§ No. 60, in page 46, line 40, leave out 'authority' and insert 'person'.
§ No. 61, in page 46, line 43, leave out 'authority' and insert 'person'. —[Mr. Chope]