§ MR. LAMBERT (Devonshire, South Molton)
To ask the Secretary of State for War what is the ultimate total of the automatic increase in the Army Estimates before any actual reduction of Estimates can begin.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) I am afraid it is impossible for me to give with any degree of certainty figures in regard to what the Army Estimates will be several years hence. The automatic increase or decrease must depend largely upon factors which cannot be calculated at the present time. New Army Scheme—Earl Roberts' Views.
§ Mr. LAMBERT
To ask the Secretary of State for War if he will ascertain what parts of his Army scheme Earl Roberts considers detrimental to the interests of the Army; and will he convey Earl Roberts' opinions to the House.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) I am glad to say that Lord. Roberts has been so good as to make me fully aware of his views, which are of great assistance to me. I have no authority to communicate his views to the House.