§ 33. Mr. Osborne
asked the Secretary of State for War how many soldiers' families who returned to England on 18th February in the troopship "Lancashire" had left England last autumn; how many 1755 weeks were they in Japan; and is he satisfied that those arrangements could not have been avoided.
§ Mr. Shinwell
No soldiers' families arrived in the United Kingdom on r8th February on the "Lancashire."
§ Mr. Osborne
Can the Minister confirm the fact that the soldiers' families were in Japan a matter of five or seven weeks, and is it not a shocking waste of public money to let such things happen?