HC Deb 30 October 1957 vol 575 cc60-1W
Mr. Bottomley

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty under what circumstances it is permitted to carry on private trade on board Her Majesty's ships.

Mr. Soames

With the Captain's permission tradesmen are allowed to sell their goods or obtain orders on board; but permission is usually only given if it is necessary to prevent inconvenience to the ship's company. Sailors are not allowed to trade among themselves.

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