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Document Title Lord President's Committees: Minutes and Papers. Meetings Nos. 1(41) - 62(41)
Reference CAB 71/2
Date 17th January 1941 - 30th December 1941
Former Department Reference Series LP

Description

A file containing the minutes of meetings of the Lord President's Committee on domestic affairs during the Second World War. Topics discussed include legislation on rent levels and on the liability for the rental of bomb-damaged properties; the import levels of newspapers and restrictions on their size; the sale of Reuters to British news corporations; and methods of providing financial aid to the British film industry. Other topics covered include the shortage of administrative personnel in government departments; issues with export surpluses in Australia and New Zealand; the concentration of industry to free up labour and factory space; and plans for government control of the construction industry. The committee also discussed their response to criticisms about government wage policy; economies in cardboard for tobacco products; and the proceedings of a conference setting up an International Wheat Advisory Committee. Regular reports of overseas trade, rationing, and levels of reserve stocks were also considered.

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i Front Cover Download PDF (791 KB)
iii Table of Contents Download PDF (2.43 MB)
1 Subjects Discussed: 1. DETERMINATION OF NEEDS BILL; 2. TRANSPORT PRIORITY PROBLEMS; 3. OVERSEAS TRADE, DECEMBER, 1940; 4. EXPORT SURPLUSES, OUTLINE OF POLICY; 5. PORT CLEARANCE; 6. NEW RAILWAY WORKS; 7. ECONOMIC SECTION OF WAR CABINET SECRETARIAT 17th January 1941 Download PDF (3.24 MB)
2 Subjects Discussed: 1. FUTURE WORK AND PROCEDURE; 2. PRICES OF ESSENTIAL MATERIALS AND SERVICES 31st January 1941 Download PDF (1.05 MB)
3 Subjects Discussed: 1. PRICES OF ESSENTIAL MATERIALS, CHARGES AND SERVICES; 2. PRICE INCREASES; 3. PRICES OF GOODS; 4. LIMITATION OF SUPPLIES (WOVEN TEXTILES) ORDER; 5. LIABILITIES (WARTIME ADJUSTMENT) BILL; 6. ECONOMIC SECTION, WAR CABINET SECRETARIAT 7th February 1941 Download PDF (1.35 MB)
4 Subjects Discussed: 1. LIABILITY FOR RATES AND RENT IN RESPECT OF PREMISES AFFECTED BY ENEMY ACTION; 2. TEXTILES; 3. CONCENTRATION OF PRODUCTION AND RESTRICTION OF CONSUMPTION OF CONSUMERS' GOODS; 4. FUTURE WORK AND PROCEDURE; 5. PUBLICATION OF STATISTICS; 6. RAILWAY AGREMENT 14th February 1941 Download PDF (1.63 MB)
5 Subjects Discussed: 1. CONCENTRATION OF PRODUCTION IN THE CONSUMERS' GOODS INDUSTRIES; 2. HOME CONSUMPTION. RATIONING OF; 3. CONSUMERS' GOODS. RATIONING OF 18th February 1941 Download PDF (1.53 MB)
6 Subjects Discussed: 1. RAILWAY AGREEMENT; 2. NEWSPRINT. IMPORTATION AND USE OF; 3. PETROL RATIONING; 4. SUBSTITUTES FOR IMPORTED LIQUID FUEL; 5. OVERSEAS TRADE IN JANUARY, 1941 21st February 1941 Download PDF (1.55 MB)
7 Subjects Discussed: 1. CLOTHING; 2. FILM INDUSTRY; 3. NEWSPRINT 28th February 1941 Download PDF (1.15 MB)
8 Subjects Discussed: 1. NORTH AMERICAN SUPPLY COMMITTEE; 2. SCHEMES FOR GOVERNMENT CONTROL. SHORTAGE OF ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL; 3. FILLING FACTORIES. SUPPLY OF LABOUR; 4. COASTING TRAMP FREIGHTS; 5. WOOL PRICES; 6. PRICES OF GOODS 7th March 1941 Download PDF (1.30 MB)
9 Subjects Discussed: 1. SCHEMES FOR GOVERNMENT CONTROL. SHORTAGE OF ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL; 2. RAILWAY WORKS; 3. RELIEF OF FINANCIAL LOSSES ARISING OUT OF THE WAR 14th March 1941 Download PDF (1.33 MB)
10 Subjects Discussed: 1. PERSONAL INJURIES (CIVILIANS) SCHEMES; 2. BRITISH AND ALLIED TONNAGE. REPLACEMENT OF; 3. EXPORT SURPLUSES IN THE DOMINIONS 18th March 1941 Download PDF (1.71 MB)
11 Subjects Discussed: 1. LANDLORD AND TENANT (WAR DAMAGE) ACT, 1939. PROPOSED AMENDMENTS OF; 2. RELIEF OF NECESSITOUS GAS UNDERTAKINGS; 3. PRICE INCREASES; 4. NEWSPRINT; 5. PRICES OF GOODS ACT; 6. OVERSEAS TRADE; 7. RELIEF OF FINANCIAL LOSSES ARISING OUT OF THE WAR 21st March 1941 Download PDF (1.77 MB)
12 Subjects Discussed: 1. SHIPPING REPLACEMENT OF BRITISH AND ALLIED TONNAGE; 2. PRICE POLICY; 3. CONCENTRATION OF PRODUCTION IN CONSUMERS' GOODS INDUSTRIES; 4. EXPORT SURPLUSES. AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND. Annex. Draft statement of policy in regard to Australian surpluses 28th March 1941 Download PDF (2.02 MB)
13 Subjects Discussed: 1. RATIONING. EXTENSION OF. Clothing; 2. RUBBER CONSUMPTION; 3. FILLING FACTORIES. SUPPLY OF LABOUR; 4. PROVISION OF STATISTICS FOR THE COMMITTEE; 5. EXPORT SURPLUSES. AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND; 6. LIMITATION OF SUPPLIES. Proposed quotas for forthcoming period 4th April 1941 Download PDF (1.41 MB)
14 Subjects Discussed: 1. RENTS; 2. PETROLEUM PRODUCTS. ECONOMIES IN THE USE OF; 3. TOBACCO; 4. OVERSEAS TRADE IN MARCH 18th April 1941 Download PDF (1.79 MB)
15 Subjects Discussed: 1. RAILWAY AGREEMENT; 2; 3. TOBACCO; 4. STATISTICS OF STOCKS; 5. PRICES OF GOODS ACT; 6. CONCENTRATION OF PRODUCTION; 7. MR. FRANCIS HEMMING 25th April 1941 Download PDF (1.27 MB)
16 Subjects Discussed: 1. STATISTICS OF STOCKS; 2. KITCHEN WASTE. UTILISATION OF: 3. SCHEMES FOR GOVERNMENT CONTROL. SHORTAGE OF ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL; 4. ECONOMIES IN THE USE OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS: CRUDE OIL 2nd May 1941 Download PDF (1.33 MB)
17 Subjects Discussed: 1. BUILDING INDUSTRY. CONTROL OF 6th May 1941 Download PDF (1.70 MB)
18 Subjects Discussed: 1. AGRICULTURE; 2. WAGES POLICY; 3. PETROLEUM. Economies in use of petroleum products; 4. CIVIL SERVICE LEAVE 9th May 1941 Download PDF (1.71 MB)
19 Subjects Discussed: 1. CLOTHING 13th May 1941 Download PDF (1.24 MB)
20 Subjects Discussed: 1. PETROLEUM; 2. PRICES. GOODS AND SERVICES (PRICE CONTROL) BILL; 3. RATIONING; 4. CLOTHING; 5. OVERSEAS TRADE IN APRIL; 6. STATISTICS OF STOCKS 16th May 1941 Download PDF (1.77 MB)
21 Subjects Discussed: 1. FACTORY AND STORAGE ACCOMMODATION; 2. RAILWAYS. RAILWAY CONTROL AGREEMENT; 3. PETROLEUM. ECONOMIS IN USE OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; 4. WAGES POLICY 23rd May 1941 Download PDF (1.46 MB)
22 Subjects Discussed: 1. RATIONING. Emergency rationing under invasion conditions; 2; 3. BUILDING TRADES. PROPOSAL TO APPLY THE ESSENTIAL WORK ORDER TO MEN ENGAGED ON CERTAIN URGENT JOBS; 4. STANDSTILL ORDER ON CLOTHING PRICES; 5. PRICE STABILISATION; 6. PRODUCER GAS; 7. COAL PRICES 30th May 1941 Download PDF (2.04 MB)
23 Subjects Discussed: 1. WAGES POLICY; 2. RECONSTRUCTION PROBLEMS. INTERIM Report of Uthwatt Committee on Compensation and Betterment 10th June 1941 Download PDF (1.49 MB)
24 Subjects Discussed: 1. TOBACCO. CARDBOARD FOR CONTAINERS; 2. PETROLEUM. ECONOMIES IN THE USE OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; 3. CLOTHING. STANDARD LINES OF CLOTH; 4. INTERNATIONAL WHEAT ADVISORY COMMITTEE, WASHINGTON. Annex. Draft instructions to U.K. Delegates; 5. PROPOSED CENTRAL JOINT ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE; 6. THE FILM INDUSTRY 13th June 1941 Download PDF (2.32 MB)
25 Subjects Discussed: 1. ECONOMIES IN THE USE OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; 2. BUILDING INDUSTRY. CONTROL OF; 3. RATIONING; 4. TOBACCO; 5. EXPORTS AND EXPORT POLICY; 6. PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE. PROPOSED CENTRAL JOINT ADVISORY COMMITTEE; 7. WAGES POLICY; 8. OVERSEAS TRADE IN MAY 20th June 1941 Download PDF (2.37 MB)
26 Subjects Discussed: 1. EXPORT SURPLUSES; 2. SHORTAGE OF ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL; 3. RAILWAY CONTROL AGREEMENT; 4. TRANSPORT OF FACTORY WORKERS; 5. STATISTICS OF STOCKS 27th June 1941 Download PDF (1.20 MB)
27 Subjects Discussed: 1. COAL. PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION, 1941/2; 2. INTERNATIONAL MEAT ADVISORY COMMITTEE, WASHINGTON 30th June 1941 Download PDF (1.40 MB)
28 Subjects Discussed: 1. RATIONING. EMERGENCY RATIONING UNDER INVASION CONDITIONS; 2. PRICES OF ESSENTIAL MATERIALS, ETC. Petroleum products; 3. TRANSPORT OF RAILWAY WORKERS; 4. RAILWAY CONTROL AGREEMENT 3rd July 1941 Download PDF (1.36 MB)
29 Subjects Discussed: RAILWAY CONTROL AGREEMENT 8th July 1941 Download PDF (625 KB)
30 Subjects Discussed: 1. COAL SUPPLIES. Production and Consumption, 1941/2. Export trade; 2. PETROLEUM; 3. RECONSTRUCTION PROBLEMS. Interim Report of Uthwatt Committee on Compensation and Betterment 11th July 1941 Download PDF (1.97 MB)
31 Subjects Discussed: 1. WAGES POLICY; 2. ECONIMIC CO-ORDINATION. Periodical reports to the Committee. 3. RECONSTRUCTION PROBLEMS Town and Country Planning; 4. RECONSTRUCTION PROBLEMS. Demobilisation; 5. OVERSEAS TRADE IN JUNE 18th July 1941 Download PDF (1.33 MB)
32 Subjects Discussed: LOAD LINE CONVENTION. Proposed Defence Regulation permitting deeper loading of ships 23rd July 1941 Download PDF (1,001 KB)
33 Subjects Discussed: 1. CONTROL OF THE BUILDING INDUSTRY; 2. BUILDING. Government programme; 3. COAL SUPPLIES; 4. PETROLEUM. Compulsory recording of motor journeys; 5. CLOTHING. Standard cloth; 6. STATISTICS OF STOCKS 25th July 1941 Download PDF (1.76 MB)
34 Subjects Discussed: 1. TRANSPORT OF FACTORY WORKERS; 2. TECHNICAL OFFICERS. DEMAND AND SUPPLY; 3. COAL SUPPLIES 1st August 1941 Download PDF (1.18 MB)
35 Subjects Discussed: 1. PETROLEUM. PRICES OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS IN PALESTINE; 2. ACCOMMODATION. PROPOSED ADJUDICATING TRIBUNAL; 3. COAL PRODUCTION; 4. INTERNATIONAL WHEAT ADVISORY COMMITTEE, WASHINGTON 8th August 1941 Download PDF (1.97 MB)
36 Subjects Discussed: 1.INTERNATIONAL WHEAT ADVISORY COMMITTEE, WASHINGTON. Annex. Telegram No. 3754 dated 11.8.41, from Washington to Foreign Office, and telegram No. 3755 dated 11.8.41 12th August 1941 Download PDF (1.82 MB)
37 Subjects Discussed: 1. COTTON PRICES; 2. PETROLEUM. COMPULSORY RECORDING OF MOTOR JOURNEYS; 3. COAL. TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS; 4. COAL PRODUCTION. MAN-POWER; 5. BUILDING INDUSTRY. CONTROL OF; 6. GAS INDUSTRY. EQUALISATION PLANS 15th August 1941 Download PDF (1.81 MB)
38 Subjects Discussed: 1. PALESTINE. PRICES OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS IN; 2. COAL PRODUCTION; 3. TRANSPORT OF FACTORY WORKERS. Road and Rail Passenger Fares; 4. PETROLEUM. COMPULSORY RECORDING OF MOTOR JOURNEYS; 5. RAILWAY CONTROL AGREEMENT; 6. RAILWAYS. SUBURBAN TRAFFIC; 7. PRICE STABILISATION. CHARGES OF PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANIES; 8. GAS SUPPLIES; 9. OVERSEAS TRADE IN JULY. Cotton trade 22nd August 1941 Download PDF (2.18 MB)
39 Subjects Discussed: 1. USE OF SKILLED MEN IN THE SERVICES. Interim Report of Sir. W. Beveridge's Cttee; 2. REFUSAL OF FIRMS ENGAGED ON GOVERNMENT WORK TO NEGOTIATE WITH TRADE UNIONS; 3. COAL PRODUCTION; 4. COAL PRODUCTION. Attendance Bonus 26th August 1941 Download PDF (1.66 MB)
40 Subjects Discussed: 1. SALVAGE; 2. AGRICULTURAL WORKERS. CALLING UP OF; 3. FOOD RATIONING 29th August 1941 Download PDF (1.86 MB)
41 Subjects Discussed: 1. FOOD RATIONING; 2. MILK SUPPLIES; 3. COAL. PRIORITY OF SUPPLIES; 4. COAL PRODUCTION 5th September 1941 Download PDF (1.44 MB)
42 Subjects Discussed: 1. COAL PRODUCTION; 2. STATISTICS OF STOCKS; 3. STATISTICAL REPORTS FURNISHED TO THE COMMITTEE 12th September 1941 Download PDF (1.53 MB)
43 Subjects Discussed: 1. INTERNATIONAL WHEAT ADVISORY COMMITTEE, WASHINGTON. Proposed Limitation of U.K. Wheat Production. Price control 16th September 1941 Download PDF (1.18 MB)
44 Subjects Discussed: 1. AGRICULTURAL WORKERS. CALLING UP OF; 2. RATIONING OF CLOTHING 19th September 1941 Download PDF (1.16 MB)
45 Subjects Discussed: 1. INTERNATIONAL WHEAT ADVISORY COMMITTEE, WASHINGTON; 2. AGRICULTURAL WAGES AND PRICES; 3. TRANSPORT OF WORKERS; 4. STATISTICS OF STOCKS; 5. OVERSEAS TRADE IN AUGUST; 6. COAL PRODUCTION; 7. MEETING TO DECIDE FUTURE OF REUTERS 26th September 1941 Download PDF (2.12 MB)
46 Subjects Discussed: 1. INTERNATIONAL WHEAT ADVISORY COMMITTEE; 2. REUTERS LTD; 3. COAL PRODUCTION; 4. TOBACCO 3rd October 1941 Download PDF (2.26 MB)
47 Subjects Discussed: 1. NUTRITION OF SCHOOL CHILDREN; 2. TRANSPORT. RATIONALISATION OF DISTRIBUTION; 3. PETROLEUM PRODUCTS. ECONOMY IN THE USE OF; 4. INTERNATIONAL WHEAT ADVISORY COMMITTEE; 5. T. COOK AND SONS LTD. PROPOSED REPATRIATION OF CONTROL; 6. HOSPITALS. POST-WAR POLICY 9th October 1941 Download PDF (2.15 MB)
48 Subjects Discussed: 1. REUTERS, LTD; 2. HOSPITALS. POST-WAR POLICY; 3. RECONSTRUCTION PROBLEMS. MINISTERIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND PROCEDURE 15th October 1941 Download PDF (1.76 MB)
49 Subjects Discussed: 1. REUTERS, LTD. Annex. A. Draft statement about Reuters Trust; 2. MAN-POWER. Civil Defence. Requirements of: Labour employed on building shelters. System of Reservation 24th October 1941 Download PDF (2.04 MB)
50 Subjects Discussed: 1. COAL PRODUCTION; 2. COAL SITUATION AND RATIONING; 3. STATISTICS OF STOCKS; 4. OVERSEAS TRADE FOR SEPTEMBER; 5. RETAIL SHOPS. Interim Report by the Retail Trade Committee; 6. CLOTHES RATIONING 24th October 1941 Download PDF (1.55 MB)
51 Subjects Discussed: 1. ALLOCATION OF CEREALS FOR DISTILLING. Statistical statement. (Annex); 2. REHABILITATION, TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OF DISABLED PERSONS; 3. ECONOMIC POSITION. QUARTERLY SURVEY; 4. RECONSTRUCTION PROBLEMS. MINISTERIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND PROCEDURE; 5. THOMAS COOK AND SONS LTD. PROPOSED REPATRIATION OF CONTROL 7th November 1941 Download PDF (1.96 MB)
52 Subjects Discussed: 1. MANPOWER. EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS; 2. NON-TANKER PROGRAMME FOR 1942; 3. PRICE STABILISATION. APPLICATIONS FOR PRICE INCREASES FROM GAS UNDERTAKINGS; 5. GAS SUPPLIES 14th November 1941 Download PDF (2.16 MB)
53 Subjects Discussed: 1. IMPORTS. FUNCTIONS OF IMPORT EXECUTIVE; 2. IMPORTS. NON-TANKER PROGRAMME FOR 1942 21st November 1941 Download PDF (1,010 KB)
54 Subjects Discussed: 1. MAN POWER. SCHEME OF TRAINING FOR BOYS; 2. MAN-POWER. JUNIOR TRAINING CORPS FOR GIRLS; 3. WAGES AND THE COST OF LIVING 25th November 1941 Download PDF (2.37 MB)
55 Subjects Discussed: 1. FOOD RATIONING; 2 9th December 1941 Download PDF (747 KB)
56 Subjects Discussed: 1. MAN-POWER. REQUIREMENTS FOR CIVIL DEFENCE. AND HEALTH DEPARTMENTS; 2. AGRICULTURAL WORKERS. CALL-UP OF; 3. MAN-POWER DEBATE; 4. WAGES AND THE COST OF LIVING 2nd December 1941 Download PDF (1.77 MB)
57 Subjects Discussed: 1. COAL PRODUCTION; 2 8th December 1941 Download PDF (1.50 MB)
58 Subjects Discussed: 1. TRANSPORT FOR FACTORY WORKERS. Buses held in Reserve. Production of new buses. Loan of buses by the Services. Shortage of drivers. Miscellaneous; 2. FUNCTIONS OF IMPORT EXECUTIVE 12th December 1941 Download PDF (1.80 MB)
59 Subjects Discussed: 1. FOOD RATIONING; 2. WAGES AND THE COAST OF LIVING. Railwaymen's wage claims; 3 17th December 1941 Download PDF (2.09 MB)
60 Subjects Discussed: 1. SKILLED MEN IN THE SERVICES; 2 19th December 1941 Download PDF (2.54 MB)
61 Subjects Discussed: 1. COAL PRODUCTION; 2. WAGES AND THE COST OF LIVING; 3. WAGES. EFFECT OF INCOME TAX DEDUCTIONS; 4. INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONFERENCE, NEW YORK 24th December 1941 Download PDF (2.14 MB)
62 Subjects Discussed: 1. SOAP RATIONING. SUPPLY OF GLYCERINE; 2. AGRICULTURAL PRICES - MILK PRICES; 3. ALLOCATION OF CEREALS FOR DISTILLING 30th December 1941 Download PDF (1.99 MB)
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