Hi, Reading on from the Food Thread, I see that PAYD has been introduced and that the lads aren't eating during "Blank Week". When I was in and it was proposed to introduce it, the idea was everyone would have a credit card and the cost of scran would be automatically debited from their pay. One of the reasons for this was to ensure that matelots did not spend all their cash in the first week and go hungry for the next three. How does it work know then, is it cash at the counter? I suppose the other option would have cost too much initially to set up, that is of course if MOD can get computers to talk to each other, the NHS, (My current Employer are having problems). I would be interested to find out how it's done these days, what happens to the chefs and caterers when they come ashore, are they Buffers Party on leaf clearing duties?