HC Deb 14 November 1956 vol 560 c923
1. Mr. Wigg

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty the date on which the cruiser H.M.N.Z.S. "Royalist" joined the Mediterranean Fleet; and the date on which the New Zealand Government required that H.M.N.Z.S. "Royalist" should not be operationally committed in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty (Mr. George Ward)

H.M.N.Z.S. "Royalist" joined the Mediterranean Fleet on 9th July for her work up and sailed from Malta for New Zealand on 7th November when this had been completed. The second part of the Question does not arise since it was mutually agreed between the New Zealand Government and Her Majesty's Government that "Royalist" should not be operationally committed.