DEBATE ON THE TREATMENT METED OUT TO HIM.
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London, July 13
In the House of Commons, Mr Arnold Forster, replying to Mr Buchanan, said that Lord Eoberts was still receiving, under authority of Parliament, a speoial noneffective allowance of £5000 a year, for giving his services to the Defence Commit-
tee. The allowance was included under vote 14 in the Army Estimates.
Sir Henry Campbell-Banner man declared that this payment was a douceur for his being treated almost contemptuously, and being summarily dismissed from the position of Commander-in-Chief.
Mr Arnold Forster protested against these unjust and unfounded remarks, and added that Lord Eoberts waa a party to every step taken. All was done with his agreemnnt and consent, and he was never subjected to any discourtesy.
[When the position of Commandeu-in-Chief was abolished, it was stated in some quarters that the first intimation which Lord Eoberts received of the decision of the authorities was a curt note which he found on going down to his office one morning, informing him that his services had been dispensed with. Some indignation was expressed at this method of dismissing such a distinguished soldier.]
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6621, 14 July 1905
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