HC Deb 15 March 1916 vol 80 c2089

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether General Smuts, who is in command of the Expeditionary Force in East Africa, is paid by the Imperial Government?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Bonar Law)

No, Sir. His Majesty's Government would, of course, have been delighted to assign to General Smuts the pay of his rank as a temporary lieutenant-general in the British Army, but he decided not to draw pay from Imperial funds. He continues to receive the emoluments of his office as one of His Majesty's Ministers of State for the Union of South Africa.