§ 45. Sir WILLIAM BARTON
asked the Prime Minister whether, in the event of a raid causing injury to or death of cotton operatives whilst following their employment, the Government will accept responsibility for payment of any compensation or damage to which the employer of such operatives or the owners or occupiers of cotton mills may be liable?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Bonar Law)
His Majesty's Government would not be justified in relieving private employers of any liability which may rest upon them under the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1906, in respect of injury by accident sustained by workmen arising in the course of, and out of, their employment in the circumstances indicated in the question.