§ 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.61W
§ 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.