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Document Title Lord President's Committees: Minutes and Papers. Meetings Nos. 40(42) - 77(42)
Reference CAB 71/7
Date 3rd July 1942 - 24th December 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. The committee addressed issues presented to them in memoranda on a range of topics including fuel rationing; the practicalities of wartime shipping; the economic position of the country; and the ratio of wheat in the production of bread. Other topics covered included social issues such as wage disputes in industry; personal injury compensation and issues associated with unequal payments to men and women; and healthcare matters such as the numbers of doctors in the forces and at home, outbreaks of smallpox, and the procedure for venereal disease testing. The meetings also discussed a judicial vacancy in the High Court; restrictions on the publication of newspapers with fascist and communist sympathies, and the related ethical issues; financial allowances for industrial fire-watching duties; and the compulsory involvement of women in fire-watching.

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i Front Cover Download PDF (692 KB)
iv Table of Contents Download PDF (1.87 MB)
40th Subjects Discussed: 1. ALTERNATIVE FUELS FOR ROAD VEHICLES. RATIONING OF; 2. SHIPPING. SCHEME FOR PURCHASE BY BRITISH SHIP-OWNERS OF NEW VESSELS BUILT ON GOVERNMENT ACCOUNT; 3. COAL PRICES; 4. ECONOMIC POSITION. QUARTERLY SURVEY; 5. STATISTICAL DIGEST; 6. FOOD, ANIMAL FEEDING STUFFS, RAW MATERIALS AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS. STOCKS OF 3rd July 1942 Download PDF (1.38 MB)
41st Subjects Discussed: 1. CIVIL DEFENCE. PRODUCTIVE WORK AT DEPOTS; 2. SMALLPOX. PRECAUTIONS AGAINST INTRODUCTION FROM OVERSEAS; 3. SHIPPING SITUATION; 4. AGRICULTURE. MARGINAL PRODUCTION 7th July 1942 Download PDF (1.79 MB)
42nd Subjects Discussed: 1. WHEAT IMPORTS; Milling Ratio; Dilution; 2. OLD AGE PENSIONS; 3. EXPORT POLICY; 4.FILMS; 5. PETROLEUM PRODUCTS. POSSIBLE SAVING OF GAS OIL AT GASWORKS 10th July 1942 Download PDF (1.99 MB)
43rd Subjects Discussed: 1. PENSION APPEAL TRIBUNALS; 2. FIRE PREVENTION. APPLICATION OF COMPULSION TO WOMEN; 3. HONOURS AND AWARDS. SCALE OF HALF-YEARLY CIVIL HONOURS FOR GOOD SERVICE; 4. NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER; 5. WAGES AND THE COST OF LIVING; Railwaymen's Wage Claims; Roadmen' Wages; 6. OVERSEAS TRADE 21st July 1942 Download PDF (2.68 MB)
44th Subjects Discussed: 1. MANPOWER; Civil Service Employment. Call-up of women from: Immobile Women. Recruitment into the A.T.S; 2. FOOD. DILUTION OF FLOUR; 3. POTATOES. UTILISATION OF; 4. BREAD. WASTE OF; 5. FOOD SITUATION IN THE U.K.; 6. DOMESTIC POULTRY RATIONING SCHEME; 7. CEREALS. ALLOCATION FOR DISTILLING; 8. RESTAURANT MEALS. RESTRICTION OF; 9. OLD AGE PENSIONS; 10. RAILWAYMEN'S WAGE CLAIMS; 11. ECONOMIC POSITION. QUARTERLY SURVEY 24th July 1942 Download PDF (4.06 MB)
45th Subjects Discussed: 1. COAL PRODUCTION; Colliery duff; Outcrops; Industrial consumption; Man-Power; Releases from Services; Releases from other industries; Fourth review; 2. COAL. FUEL ECONOMY CAMPAIGN; 3. MORALE IN INDUSTRY; 4. COAL PRODUCTION. OUTPUT BONUS; 5. COAL. ADMINISTRATION OF TREASURY CHARGES ORDER; 6. STATISTICAL DIGEST; 7. STOCKS 31st July 1942 Download PDF (2.48 MB)
46th Subjects Discussed: 1. FOOD; Bread rationing; Bread. Waste of, and use of potatoes; 2. FOOD; Flour consumption. Proposals for reducing; 3. CEMENT PRICES; Proposals for continuing present rate of profit 5th August 1942 Download PDF (1.43 MB)
47th Subjects Discussed: 1. ADVERTISEMENTS; 2. POST WAR USE OF HOSTELS; 3. FLOWERS. TRANSPORT OF; 4. WAGES POLICY; 5. FIRE PREVENTION. APPLICATION OF COMPULSION TO WOMEN 7th August 1942 Download PDF (1.76 MB)
48th Subjects Discussed: COAL. OUTPUT BONUS 11th August 1942 Download PDF (1.51 MB)
49th Subjects Discussed: 1. CEMENT PRICES; 2. COAL. OUTPUT BONUS; 3. COAL. FINANCE OF OUTPUT BONUS; 4. COAL PRODUCTION; 5. STATISTICAL REVIEW; 6. OVERSEAS TRADE 21st August 1942 Download PDF (1.79 MB)
50th Subjects Discussed: 1. FIGHTING SERVICES PAY AND ALLOWANCES; 2. TRANSPORT. RESTRICTION OF ROAD AND RAIL TRAVEL FACILITIES 1st September 1942 Download PDF (2.48 MB)
51st Subjects Discussed: 1. MECHANISED TRANSPORT CORPS; 2. FOOD. MEALS IN ESTABLISHMENTS ORDER, 1942; 3. FOOD SITUATION IN THE U.K.; 4. ALLOCATIONS OF CEREALS FOR DISTILLING; 5. FAIR WAGES RESOLUTION; 6. FOOD AND ANIMAL FEEDING STUFFS, RAW MATERIALS, ETC. STOCKS OF 4th September 1942 Download PDF (1.74 MB)
52nd Subjects Discussed: 1. FIGHTING SERVICES: PAY & ALLOWANCES 7th September 1942 Download PDF (1.71 MB)
53rd Subjects Discussed: 1. FIGHTING SERVICES: PAY & ALLOWANCES 9th September 1942 Download PDF (978 KB)
54th Subjects Discussed: 1. AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION. Home Grown Food Supplies, 1942-1943; 2. FOOD; Dilution of Flour. Milling ratio. Potato flour. Supply of barley and oats; 3. PIGS. Slaughter for Domestic consumption; 4. DEHYDRATION. Production of dried vegetables and soups 16th September 1942 Download PDF (2.32 MB)
55th Subjects Discussed: 1. VACANCY FOR JUDGE IN THE PROBATE ADMIRALTY AND DIVORCE DIVISION; 2. COAL; Decline in output; Man power; Colliery duff; Fuel rationing; 3. NEWSPRINT; 4. OVERSEAS TRADE 18th September 1942 Download PDF (1.77 MB)
56th Subjects Discussed: 1. RETAIL TRADE; 2. RISKS & YIELDS OF INVESTMENTS IN INDUSTRY; 3. WAGES POLICY 24th September 1942 Download PDF (1.64 MB)
57th Subjects Discussed: 1. COAL. DECLINE IN OUTPUT; ABSENTEEISM. MANPOWER. PUBLICITY. MINERS MEDICAL SERVICE. EQUIPMENT & TRAINING OF JUVENILES. OUTCROPS. DISTRIBUTION SUPPLIES. GAS & ELECTRICITY HEATING APPARATUS 25th September 1942 Download PDF (2.42 MB)
58th Subjects Discussed: 1. MILK; SCOTTISH PRODUCERS' CLAIM FOR PRICE PARITY; 2. AGRICULTURE; MARGINAL PRODUCTION; 3. HOME FOOD PRODUCTION; QUARTERLY REPORT; 4. FOOD SITUATION IN THE U.K.; MONTHLY REPORT FOR AUGUST, 1942; 5. STOCKS 29th September 1942 Download PDF (1.31 MB)
59th Subjects Discussed: 1. PUBLIC ASSISTANCE; APPLICATION OF DETERMINATION OF NEEDS ACT, 1941; 2. PERSONAL INJURIES, (CIVILIANS) SCHEME 1st October 1942 Download PDF (1.11 MB)
60th Subjects Discussed: 1. FIRE WATCHING AT BUSINESS PREMISES; Rates of subsistence allowance 2nd October 1942 Download PDF (1.43 MB)
61st Subjects Discussed: 1. PRODUCTION. INDUSTRIAL MORALE; 2. PETROLEUM. ECONOMIES IN CIVIL CONSUMPTION OF FUEL; 3. WAGES POLICY 9th October 1942 Download PDF (1.01 MB)
62nd Subjects Discussed: 1. AGRICULTURAL WAGE REGULATION; 2. BREAD. DILUTION OF FLOUR; 3. AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION; 4. PIGS. SLAUGHTER FOR DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION 15th October 1942 Download PDF (1.70 MB)
63rd Subjects Discussed: 1. VENEREAL DISEASE; 2. INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONVENTION; 3. BOOKS. SUPPLY OF; 4. PAPER. CONTROL OVER PUBLICATION OF PAMPHLETS; 5. PERIODICALS. PROHIBITION OF EXPORT OF CERTAIN; 6. TRADE. RETAIL; 7. NORTHERN IRELAND. STRIKE IN; 8. TRADE OVERSEAS 16th October 1942 Download PDF (3.39 MB)
64th Subjects Discussed: 1. PUBLIC DEMONSTRATIONS. Participation of Service representatives; 2. GAS & ELECTRICITY. Restriction of Domestic Supplies; 3. FUEL ECONOMY. Heating of trains; 4. PERSONAL INJURIES (CIVILIANS) SCHEME; 5. FIRE PREVENTION. Question of applying compulsion to aliens 23rd October 1942 Download PDF (2.46 MB)
65th Subjects Discussed: 1. HAULAGE ROAD; 2. FISH SUPPLIES. Effect of requisitioning of fishing vessels; 3. HEALTH. INDUSTRIAL. Early diagnosis of disease in industrial workers; 4. STATISTICAL REVIEW 27th October 1942 Download PDF (853 KB)
66th Subjects Discussed: 1. COAL. Finance of the coal-mining industry; 2. PERSONAL INJURIES (CIVILIANS) SCHEME; 3. STOCKS 30th October 1942 Download PDF (1.68 MB)
67th Subjects Discussed: 1. HYDRO-ELECTRIC DEVELOPMENT IN SCOTLAND 2nd November 1942 Download PDF (1.20 MB)
68th Subjects Discussed: 1. AGRICULTURAL WAGE REGULATION; 2. FOOD SITUATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM MONTHLY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 1942; 3. CATERING TRADES. Regulation of Wages and Conditions of Employment; 4. NEWSPRINT; 5. STATISTICAL REVIEW 5th November 1942 Download PDF (2.30 MB)
69th Subjects Discussed: 1. SERVICE PAY AND ALLOWANCES; War Service Grants; Machinery for consideration of questions affecting the emoluments of the Services; Pay of Junior Naval Officers; Officers' outfit allowance; Provision for expenses arising prior to the birth of a child 12th November 1942 Download PDF (1.72 MB)
70th Subjects Discussed: 1. RUBBER; 2. SHIPPING SITUATION 13th November 1942 Download PDF (1.37 MB)
71st Subjects Discussed: 1. SERVICE PAY AND ALLOWANCES; (1) War Service Grants; (2) Machinery for considering questions affecting the Emoluments of the Services; (3) and (4) Pay of Junior Naval Officers; (5) and (6) Officers' Outfit Allowances; (7) Expenses arising prior to birth of a child; (8) Families living in the London Postal Area, additional allowance for; (9) and (10) Procedure for announcing decisions; 2. PERSONAL INJURIES (CIVILIANS) SCHEME; (1) Civil Defence Workers, Injury Allowances for; (2) Equal Compensation for Men and Women; 3. PAPER; 4. OVERSEAS TRADE 20th November 1942 Download PDF (2.67 MB)
72nd Subjects Discussed: 1. RAILWAY FREIGHT REBATES SCHEME; 2. INDUSTRY: LOCATION OF; 3. WAGES. Wages claim in Shipbuilding Industry; 4. GOVERNMENT SHAREHOLDING. DISPOSAL OF A; 5. STATISTICAL REVIEW; 6. STOCKS 27th November 1942 Download PDF (1.79 MB)
73rd Subjects Discussed: 1. COMMAND PAPERS. Communication to Press in advance of publication; 2. AGRICULTURAL LIME SUPPLIES; 3. FOOD SITUATION IN U.K. Monthly Report for October, 1942; 4. AGRICULTURAL PRICES. Statistics of production costs and profits; 5. FIRE WATCHING AT BUSINESS PREMISES. Rates of subsistence allowance; 6. NATIONAL SERVICE BILL 4th December 1942 Download PDF (2.36 MB)
74th Subjects Discussed: 1. PRODUCTIVIYY AND ABSENTEEISM COAL; 2. PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION. COAL; FUEL RATIONING COAL; Manpower; Concentration; Mechanisation; Supply to N. Africa; Local Staffs; Industrial Consumption; FINANCE OF THE COAL MINING INDUSTRY; Additional production costs; Credit Balance; Distribution of Proceeds; Retail Distribution 7th December 1942 Download PDF (1.97 MB)
75th Subjects Discussed: 1. Doctors. Supply of; 2. Cost of Living Index; 3. Concentration & Transfer of Production 11th December 1942 Download PDF (2.14 MB)
76th Subjects Discussed: 1. EDUCATIONAL REFORM; 2. REHABILITATION & RESETTLEMENT 18th December 1942 Download PDF (3.18 MB)
77th Subjects Discussed: 1. SERVICE PAY & ALLOWANCES; 2. BAUXITE. SUPPLY OF; 3. FIRE WATCHING. Rates of subsistence allowances for, at business premises; Fire Watching Standards. Relaxation of 24th December 1942 Download PDF (1.53 MB)
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