HC Deb 26 March 1885 vol 296 cc652-3

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whe- ther he can state the reason for the withdrawal of the privilege long enjoyed by the tradesmen at Portsmouth of attending the arrival and departure of troopships in Her Majesty's dockyards; and, whether such privileges cannot be restored to them, if necessary, under regulations and in a modified form.


On account of the great inconvenience caused to the Public Service by permitting tradesmen to board the ships on arrival in harbour, it has been decided not to permit tradesmen to go on board until the ships have been secured to the jetty. It is not proposed to make any alterations in these regulations.