The new Employers Liability Bill was introduced in the House of Commons on
Monday. It is stated to leave the Act of 1880 untouched, and proceed upon
the principle that where a person on his own responisibility and for his own
profit set in motion agencies which created risk to others he ought to be
responsible for the consequences of what he did. The Bill also provides that
if injury was caused by the wilful and wrongful act of the employer or of
some person for whom the employer was responsible he should be liable to be
sued under the old Act.