HC Deb 06 March 1946 vol 420 c91W
117. Mr. Mallalieu

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty when the naval party Pacific Showboat, for s.s. "Menestheus," which left this country at the end of September, 1945, to entertain troops in the Far East, will in fact reach the Far East; and why it was considered necessary to stop this party from entertaining troops in Europe in order to entertain civilians in Canada.

Mr. Dugdale

As the completion of s.s. "Menestheus "was delayed by causes outside Admiralty control, the party which had reached Canada to join her was occupied by giving shows there to officers and men, and oeccasional charity shows to the public. S.S. "Menestheus "arrived in Tokyo Bay on 27th February, and will be there for some weeks before proceeding to Hong Kong.