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Document Title Lord President's Committees: Minutes and Papers. Meetings Nos. 1(42) - 39(42)
Reference CAB 71/6
Date 2nd January 1942 - 26th June 1942
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 in the War Cabinet. The committee addressed issues presented to them in memoranda on a range of topics including the rationing and prices of fuel, agricultural produce, and consumer goods; the interpretation of a pledge of guaranteed prices for principle agricultural products; the wages of farmers and miners; and the lack of manpower at home in the medical and coal-mining industries. Other subjects discussed include the dates of Double Summer Time; the production and use of rubber and the subsequent restrictions imposed on motor vehicles; and social issues such as the provision of funds for families and children, and old age pensions. Also covered is international trade of various description with the U.S.A., Australia, and South America; the need to economise om shipping use; and the employment of women as fire-watchers.

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i Front Cover Download PDF (1.02 MB)
iv Table of Contents Download PDF (1.61 MB)
1st Subjects Discussed: 1. COAL PRICES; 2. AGRICULTURAL PRICES; Milk; 3. AGRICULTURAL PRICES. GENERAL REVIEW; 4. BEER 2nd January 1942 Download PDF (1.61 MB)
2nd Subjects Discussed: AGRICULTURAL PRICES; Income Tax; Interpretation of the pledge 7th January 1942 Download PDF (1.81 MB)
3rd Subjects Discussed: 1. AGRICULTURAL PRICES; Farmers' Receipts and expenditure; Wages; 2. FOOD RATIONING 9th January 1942 Download PDF (2.72 MB)
4th Subjects Discussed: 1. AGRICULTURAL PRICES; Farmers' Profits; Wages costs; Price Increases. Extent of 15th January 1942 Download PDF (2.58 MB)
5th Subjects Discussed: 1. MAN-POWER FROM ABROAD; 2. RUBBER; 3. IMPORT PROGRAMME; 4. WHEAT. PERCENTAGE OF EXTRACTION; 5. OVERSEAS TRADE; 6. CIVIL SERVICE LEAVE 16th January 1942 Download PDF (2.95 MB)
6th Subjects Discussed: AGRICULTURAL PRICES 22nd January 1942 Download PDF (1.88 MB)
7th Subjects Discussed: 1. THOMAS COOK AND SONS LTD. PROPOSED REPATRIATION OF CONTROL; 2. PETROLEUM. ECONOMIES IN THE USE OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; 3. COAL. MINING BY DIRECT GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS; 4. WAGES AND THE COST OF LIVING 23rd January 1942 Download PDF (1.97 MB)
8th Subjects Discussed: AGRICULTURAL PRICES; 1. Estimate of increased wages costs and revised Schedule of Prices; 2. Milk Prices 26th January 1942 Download PDF (1.63 MB)
9th Subjects Discussed: 1. PETROLEUM PRODUCTS. ECONOMIES IN THE USE OF; 2. PRODUCER GAS VEHICLES. DEVELOPMENT OF; 3. COAL PRODUCTION; 4. STATISTICS OF STOCKS 30th January 1942 Download PDF (2.43 MB)
10th Subjects Discussed: 1. DOUBLE SUMMER TIME; Annex. Blackout times for beginning and end of, 1941 & 42; 2. INDUSTRIAL HOLIDAYS IN 1942; 3. ROAD HAULAGE AND HIRE CHARGES. CONTROL OF; 4. TOBACCO 5th February 1942 Download PDF (2.01 MB)
11th Subjects Discussed: 1. CEREALS. ALLOCATION FOR DISTILLING; 2. ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS; 3. WHEAT. PERCENTAGE OF EXTRACTION 6th February 1942 Download PDF (2.25 MB)
12th Subjects Discussed: 1. IMPORT PROGRAMME; 2. GOVERNMENT EVACUATION SCHEME. BILLETING ALLOWANCES; 3. WHEAT. PERCENTAGE OF EXTRACTION 12th February 1942 Download PDF (1.07 MB)
13th Subjects Discussed: 1. PETROLEUM PRODUCTS. PRICES OF ESSENTIAL MATERIALS, CHARGES AND SERVICES; 2. COAL PRODUCTION; 3. COAL RATIONING 13th February 1942 Download PDF (1.88 MB)
14th Subjects Discussed: 1. DOCTORS AND DENTISTS. CALLING UP OF, FOR THE FORCES; 2. STATISTICS OF STOCKS; 3. OVERSEAS TRADE 20th February 1942 Download PDF (1.75 MB)
15th Subjects Discussed: 1. WHEAT. EFFECT ON FOOD PRODUCTION OF AN ALTERATION IN THE PERCENTAGE OF EXTRACTION; 2. BEER; 3. IMPORT PROGRAMME; 4. TANKER IMPORTS, 1942. MINIMUM PROGRAMME; 5. IMPORT PROGRAMME. WHEAT SHIPMENTS FOR APRIL-JULY, 1942 26th February 1942 Download PDF (1.92 MB)
16th Subjects Discussed: 1. MILK PRICES; 2. HOME GUARD. COMPULSORY ENROLMENT IN; 3. CIVIL CONSUMPTION. RESTRICTION OF 6th March 1942 Download PDF (1.12 MB)
17th Subjects Discussed: 1. BLACK MARKET OFFENCES; 2. COAL; 3. PETROLEUM PRODUCTS. ECONOMIES IN THE USE OF; 4. CLOTHING; 5. STATISTICAL REPORTS 9th March 1942 Download PDF (2.94 MB)
18th Subjects Discussed: 1. MILITARY TRAINING ACT, 1939; 2. PENSIONS APPEAL TRIBUNALS; 3. ECONOMIC POSITION. QUARTERLY SURVEY OF 13th March 1942 Download PDF (1.05 MB)
19th Subjects Discussed: 1. SCHOOLCHILDREN. EMPLOYMENT IN AGRICULTURAL WORK; 2. COAL. MAN-POWER FOR THE MINING INDUSTRY; 3. OVERSEAS TRADE 20th March 1942 Download PDF (1.89 MB)
20th Subjects Discussed: 1. EXPORT POLICY; 2. TOBACCO; 3. TIMBER; 4. MAN-POWER. REGISTRATION UNDER THE NATIONAL SERVICE ACTS; 5. STOCKS 27th March 1942 Download PDF (1.33 MB)
21st Subjects Discussed: 1. ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS. SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION; 2. CONCENTRATION OF PRODUCTION. BANKING AND INSURANCE; 3. FOOD INDUSTRIES; 4. RESTAURANT MEALS. RESTRICTION OF; 5. FOOD. MONTHLY REPORT FOR FEBRUARY, 1942 2nd April 1942 Download PDF (1.63 MB)
22nd Subjects Discussed: 1. COAL. PRODUCTION PROSPECTS; 2. COAL. RELEASE OF MINERS FROM THE ARMY; 3. COAL. RELEASE OF MINDER FROM INDUSTRY; 4. COAL. RECRUITMENT OF BOYS FOR THE MINING INDUSTRY; 5. COAL. ORGANISATION OF THE INDUSTRY; 6. TOBACCO; 7. PRODUCER GAS AND OTHER SUBSTITUTES FOR IMPORTED LIQUID FUEL 3rd April 1942 Download PDF (2.08 MB)
23rd Subjects Discussed: FOOD. RESTAURANT MEALS. RESTRICTION ON 10th April 1942 Download PDF (1.65 MB)
24th Subjects Discussed: 1. ANNUAL CONFERENCES; 2. POTTERY; 3. PETROLEUM; 4. COAL RATIONING; 5. COAL. PROGRESS REPORT; 6. PROCEDURE OF THE COMMITTEE 17th April 1942 Download PDF (2.36 MB)
25th Subjects Discussed: 1. MERCHANT SEAMEN. REMUNERATION OF; 2. GAS PRODUCERS FOR ROAD TRANSPORT; 3. FOOD. MONTHLY REPORT BY MINISTER OF FOOD; 4. BREAD AND FLOUR; 5. FOOD RATIONING. POINTS SCHEME 24th April 1942 Download PDF (2.34 MB)
26th Subjects Discussed: 1. DOCTORS AND DENTISTS. SUPPLY OF; 2. COAL PRICES; 3. OVERSEAS TRADE; 4. STOCKS; 5. ECONOMIC SITUATION. STATISTICAL REVIEW OF 27th April 1942 Download PDF (2.12 MB)
27th Subjects Discussed: 1. CONSUMER GOODS. RESTRICTION OF; 2. PAPER. CONSUMPTION OF; 3. BOOKS. SUPPLY OF; STAFFS ADMINISTERING SCHEMES OF CONTROL. POSSIBILITY OF REDUCTION OR POOLING; 5. INTERNATIONAL WHEAT CONFERENCE; 6. MINERS. RELEASE FROM INDUSTRY; 7. FUEL RATIONING 30th April 1942 Download PDF (2.48 MB)
28th Subjects Discussed: 1. RESTAURANT MEALS. RESTRICTION ON; 2. CATERING TRADES. REGULATION OF CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT; 3. ARMY CONSUMPTION OF MOTOR SPIRIT; 4. TIMBER; 5. COAL PRICES; 6. FUEL RATIONING 8th May 1942 Download PDF (1.99 MB)
29th Subjects Discussed: 1. PENSIONS APPEALS; 2. EXPORT POLICY; 3. BUILDING PROGRAMME; 4. FIRE PREVENTION. APPLICATION OF COMPULSION TO WOMEN; 5. WOOL. PRICE TO BE PAID TO THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT 15th May 1942 Download PDF (3.44 MB)
30th Subjects Discussed: 1. COAL. PRODUCTION AND MAN-POWER; 2. APPLICATION OF THE DETERMINATION OF NEEDS ACT, 1941. TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE; 3. OVERSEAS TRADE, APRIL, 1942 22nd May 1942 Download PDF (2.06 MB)
31st Subjects Discussed: 1. FUEL RATIONING; 2. COAL PRODUCTION 26th May 1942 Download PDF (1.18 MB)
32nd Subjects Discussed: 1. AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION; 2. MILK POLICY 27th May 1942 Download PDF (1.65 MB)
33rd Subjects Discussed: COAL PRODUCTION AND FUEL RATIONING 28th May 1942 Download PDF (1.38 MB)
34th Subjects Discussed: 1. FAMILY ALLOWANCES AND OLD AGE PENSIONS; 2. MINING INDUSTRY - WAGES; 3. FOOD 2nd June 1942 Download PDF (2.59 MB)
35th Subjects Discussed: 1. RUBBER - CONTROL OF MOTOR TYRES AND PROPOSED SPEED LIMIT FOR PRIVATE CARS; 2. MAN-POWER. REQUIREMENTS OF MEN FOR DOCKYARDS AND BASES ABROAD; 3. MINING INDUSTRY - WAGES; 4. GAS UNDERTAKINGS; 5. STOCKS; 6. STATISTICAL DIGEST 5th June 1942 Download PDF (2.68 MB)
36th Subjects Discussed: 1. CANALS. CONTROL OF; 2. FAMILY ALLOWANCES AND OLD AGE PENSIONS 12th June 1942 Download PDF (2.01 MB)
37th Subjects Discussed: 1. DOUBLE SUMMER TIME; 2. HONOURS AND AWARDS. PROPOSAL FOR AN INDUSTRIAL ORDER OF MERIT; 3. OVERSEAS TRADE IN MAY 17th June 1942 Download PDF (1.44 MB)
38th Subjects Discussed: COAL. WAGES IN THE MINING INDUSTRY 18th June 1942 Download PDF (1.89 MB)
39th Subjects Discussed: 1. FURNITURE, PAINT AND POLISHES. RESTRICTIONS ON; 2. SHIPPING SITUATION; 3. FOOD; 4. MINISTRY OF FUEL AND POWER. ACCOMMODATION FOR HEADQUARTERS STAFF 26th June 1942 Download PDF (65.98 MB)
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