§ Lord KENNET
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is the maximum liability of the companies wishing to operate into 497WA Mossmorran/Braefoot for compensation in the event of accidental or negligent spills and explosions.
§ Lord TREFGARNE
The ordinary rules of law would apply to the determination of liability and compensation for damage caused by a spill or explosion of liquefied petroleum gas. In incidents involving a ship, the amount of compensation available could be subject to overall limits of liability which are laid down in international maritime law and which vary according to the size of vessel involved.