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Document Title Lord President's Committees: Minutes and Papers. Papers Nos. 1(42) - 105(42)
Reference CAB 71/8
Date 2nd January 1942 - 30th April 1942
Former Department Reference Series LP

Description

A file of memoranda, graphs, and statistical data concerning the workings of the Lord President's Committee on domestic affairs during the Second World War. The documents discuss the committee's attempts to save key resources through rationing, with items such as tobacco, tea, and alcohol targeted by the committee to be rationed; and the committee's attempts to cut down on public largesse, including its decision that meals served in restaurants should not consist of more than three courses. The documents also cover the payment of pensions to British ex-servicemen; the committee's attempts to increase the supply of doctors and dentists for the British Armed Forces; and the committee's concern that the British coal mining industry is in need of a larger workforce, as the upcoming winter is set to put severe pressure on Britain's coal reserves. Other documents include a series of graphs outlining recent developments in Britain's industrial productivity.

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i Front Cover Download PDF (1.07 MB)
iii Table of Contents Download PDF (2.26 MB)
1 MILK. RETROSPECTIVE ADJUSTMENT OF SUMMER, 1941, PRICES. Memo. by Minister of Food 2nd January 1942 Download PDF (1.24 MB)
2 AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION. TARGETS OF: Memo. by Minister of Food 5th January 1942 Download PDF (1.07 MB)
3 AGRICULTURAL COSTS AND PRICES. Memo. by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and S/S Scotland covering statements setting out the terms of the Government pledge, the principal occasions on which it has been given and authority for those statements, and extent to which agricultural prices would have to be adjusted if there were to be an arithmetical increase, commodity by commodity, to cover increases in costs which have taken place since prices were last reviewed 6th January 1942 Download PDF (1.86 MB)
4 MOTOR TYRES. CONTROL OF: Joint Memo. by Minister of War Transport and the Secretary for Petroleum 14th January 1942 Download PDF (1.15 MB)
5 FARMERS' RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURE. Memo. by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and S/S Scotland 6th January 1942 Download PDF (989 KB)
6 PRODUCER GAS. DEVELOPMENT FOR ROAD VEHICLES. Note by President of the Board of Trade covering joint memo. by Secretaries for Mines and Petroleum 26th January 1942 Download PDF (1.47 MB)
7 AGRICULTURAL PRICE ADJUSTMENTS. Memo. by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries 8th January 1942 Download PDF (1.12 MB)
8 AGRICULTURAL POLICY. Extracts from statements made by Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith on 14.12.39, and the late Prime Minister (Mr. Neville Chamberlain), 29.2.40 8th January 1942 Download PDF (960 KB)
9 AGRICULTURAL PRICES. STATISTICS OF FARMERS' RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURE. Memo. by Lord President of the Council covering 13th January 1942 Download PDF (2.91 MB)
10 NON-TANKER IMPORTS IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1942. Report by Import Executive 13th January 1942 Download PDF (2.04 MB)
11 OVERSEAS TRADE IN DECEMBER. Memorandum by Board of Trade 15th January 1942 Download PDF (1.12 MB)
12 MAN-POWER FROM ABROAD. Memo. by Minister of Labour and National Service covering Report by Chairman of the Committee on Overseas Manpower 15th January 1942 Download PDF (1.14 MB)
13 WAGES SITUATION AND INFLATION. Memo. by Chancellor of the Exchequer 17th January 1942 Download PDF (1.62 MB)
14 PETROL RATIONS OF PRIVATE CARS. PROPOSED REDUCTIONS IN: Memo. by Secretary for Petroleum 20th January 1942 Download PDF (1.52 MB)
15 FOOD AND ANIMAL FEEDING STUFFS, RAW MATERIALS AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS. STOCKS OF: Monthly report by Central Statistical Office 21st January 1942 Download PDF (3.25 MB)
16 AGRICULTURAL PRICES. ESTIMATE OF FARMERS' PROFITS. Memo. by Lord President of the Council covering Memo. by Officials of the Economic Section of the War Cabinet Secretariat and of the Agricultural Departments 20th January 1942 Download PDF (1.50 MB)
17 AGRICULTURAL PRICES. PROPOSALS FOR A REVISED SCHEDULS FOR 1941/2. Memo. by Lord President of the Council covering revised schedules 21st January 1942 Download PDF (1.67 MB)
18 MINING BY DIRECT GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS. Memo. by President of the Board of Trade 21st January 1942 Download PDF (930 KB)
19 AGRICULTURAL COSTS AND PRICES. ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF RECOUPING COSTS OF MARGINAL PRODUCTION. Memo. by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries 21st January 1942 Download PDF (2.17 MB)
20 COAL. Report by Secretary for Mines for December, 1941 21st January 1942 Download PDF (1.51 MB)
21 THOMAS COOK AND SON, LTD. Memorandum by Chancellor of the Exchequer 3rd January 1942 Download PDF (1.12 MB)
22 AGRICULTURAL PRICES. LABOUR COSTS AND REVISED SCHEDULES OF PRICES. Memo. by Lord President of the Council 24th January 1942 Download PDF (2.14 MB)
23 ROAD HAULAGE AND HIRE CHARGES. CONTROL OF: Memo. by Minister of War Transport 29th January 1942 Download PDF (1.67 MB)
24 RUBBER AND TYRE POSITION. PROPOSAL TO EFFECT FURTHER ECONOMIES IN PETROL CONSUMPTION BY ABOLITION OF THE BASIC RATION, IN ORDER TO RELIEVE: Memo. by Petroleum Dept 28th January 1942 Download PDF (1.29 MB)
25 INCREASING RATE OF EXTRACTION OF FLOUR FROM WHEAT, EFFECT OF: Memo. by Minister of Food, Minister of Agriculture and fisheries and S/S Scotland 31st January 1942 Download PDF (2.51 MB)
26 HOLIDAYS IN 1942 2nd February 1942 Download PDF (1.84 MB)
27 DOUBLE SUMMER TIME. Memo. by Minister of Labour and National Service and Minister of War Transport 2nd February 1942 Download PDF (1,020 KB)
28 BREAD POLICY. Memo. by Minister of Food 2nd February 1942 Download PDF (1.20 MB)
29 TOBACCO SUPPLIES. Memo. by President of the Board of Trade 3rd February 1942 Download PDF (1.20 MB)
30 COAL SITUATION AND RATIONING. Review by Mines Department. Note by Secretary circulating 3rd February 1942 Download PDF (3.11 MB)
31 GOVERNMENT EVACUATION SCHEME. BILLETING ALLOWANCES. Memo. by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Minister of Health and S/S Scotland 3rd February 1942 Download PDF (1.29 MB)
32 CEREALS. ALLOCATION FOR DISTILLING. Memo. by President of the Board of Trade 3rd February 1942 Download PDF (942 KB)
33 CEREALS. ALLOCATION FOR GRAIN DISTILLING. Memo. by Minister of Food 4th February 1942 Download PDF (957 KB)
34 NON-TANKER IMPORTS. MINIMUM IMPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR 1942. Report by the Import Executive 4th February 1942 Download PDF (1.31 MB)
35 COMPOSITION OF THE COMMITTEE. Changes in 14th February 1942 Download PDF (958 KB)
36 DOUBLE SUMMER TIME. Memo. by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries 4th February 1942 Download PDF (1.12 MB)
37 BREAD POLICY. Memo. by Minister of Health 4th February 1942 Download PDF (1.06 MB)
38 PETROLEUM PRODUCTS. PRICES OF: Memo. by Secretary of Petroleum 10th February 1942 Download PDF (1.49 MB)
39 BREAD POLICY. Note by Minister of War Transport 10th February 1942 Download PDF (1,015 KB)
40 OVERSEAS TRADE IN JANUARY. Memo. prepared by Board of Trade 14th February 1942 Download PDF (1.08 MB)
41 DOCTORS. CALLING UP OF, TO THE FORCES. Memo. by Minister of Labour and National Service 16th February 1942 Download PDF (2.16 MB)
42 DOCTORS AND DENTISTS. CALLING UP OF, TO THE FORCES. Memo. by Minister of Health 18th February 1942 Download PDF (964 KB)
43 FOOD AND ANIMAL FEEDING STUFF, RAW MATERIALS AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS. STOCKS OF: Monthly Report by Central Statistical Office 18th February 1942 Download PDF (3.69 MB)
44 EX-MINERS IN THE ARMY. RELEASE OF: Memo. by President of the Board of Trade 21st February 1942 Download PDF (2.22 MB)
45 COAL PRODUCTION. Memo. by Minister of Labour and National Service 20th February 1942 Download PDF (1.06 MB)
46 CARS LAND UP DURING THE WINTER. RE-LICENSING OF: Note by Minister of War Transport 5th March 1942 Download PDF (1.01 MB)
47 COMPOSITION OF THE COMMITTEE. RE-CONSTITUTION OF 23rd February 1942 Download PDF (965 KB)
48 MILLING RATION. EFFECTS ON FOOD PRODUCTION OF ALTERATION IN: Joint Memo. by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, S/S Scotland and S/S Home Department 25th February 1942 Download PDF (1.45 MB)
49 MALTING 1941/1942 SEASON. LABOUR SUPPLY FOR: Joint Memo. by Minister of Labour and National Service and Minister of Food 25th February 1942 Download PDF (981 KB)
50 COAL. Report by Secretary for Mines for January, 1942 27th February 1942 Download PDF (1.64 MB)
51 FURTHER RESTRICTION OF CIVIL CONSUMPTION. Memorandum by the Home Secretary 2nd March 1942 Download PDF (1.58 MB)
52 BLACK MARKET OFFENCES. Memo. by Home Secretary 6th March 1942 Download PDF (2.71 MB)
53 HOME GUARD. COMPULSORY ENROLMENT. Memo. by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries 3rd March 1942 Download PDF (1.12 MB)
54 MILK PRICES. Memo. by Minister of Food 3rd March 1942 Download PDF (1,012 KB)
55 GENERAL ECONOMIC POSITION. QUARTERLY SURVEY. Memo. by Lord President of the Council circulating 4th March 1942 Download PDF (9.87 MB)
56 BASIC PETROL RATION. ABOLITION OF: Report by Treasury 3rd March 1942 Download PDF (2.36 MB)
57 STABILISATION POLICY AND CLOTHING PRICES. Memo. by Chancellor of the Exchequer 3rd March 1942 Download PDF (1.61 MB)
58 PROPOSED ABOLITION OF BASIC PETROL RATION. Note by President of the Board of Trade 6th March 1942 Download PDF (1.19 MB)
59 COAL POLICY AND FUEL RATIONING. Memo. by President of the Board of Trade 6th March 1942 Download PDF (1.77 MB)
60 THE CLOTHING RATION. Memo. by the President of the Board of Trade 6th March 1942 Download PDF (1.23 MB)
61 MILITARY TRAINING ACT, 1939. Memo. by Minister of Labour and National Service 6th March 1942 Download PDF (1.26 MB)
62 PENSIONS APPEAL TRIBUNALS. Memo. by Minister of Pensions 10th March 1942 Download PDF (1,011 KB)
63 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES. CHANGES IN, REDUCING THE PROVISION FOR AIR RAID CASUALTIES. Memo. by Minister of Health 10th March 1942 Download PDF (1.53 MB)
64 FOOD INDUSTRIES. CONCENTRATION OF: Memo. by Minister of Food 13th March 1942 Download PDF (1.67 MB)
65 OVERSEAS TRADE IN FEBRUARY. Memo. prepared by Board of Trade 14th March 1942 Download PDF (1.28 MB)
66 TIMBER. Memo. by Minister of Supply 16th March 1942 Download PDF (1.14 MB)
67 FOOD AND ANIMAL FEEDING STUFFS, RAW MATERIALS AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS. Monthly report by the Central Statistical Office 18th March 1942 Download PDF (3.70 MB)
68 MAN-POWER FOR MINING INDUSTRY. Memo. by President of the Board of Trade 18th March 1942 Download PDF (1.00 MB)
69 SCHOOLCHILDREN. EMPLOYMENT IN AGRICULTURAL WORK. Joint Memo. by Home Secretary, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, President of the Board of Education 18th March 1942 Download PDF (1.39 MB)
70 MACHINERY FOR CHECKING REGISTRATION UNDER THE NATIONAL SERVICE ACTS. Memo. by Minister of Labour and National Service 20th March 1942 Download PDF (1.48 MB)
71 TOBACCO SUPPLIES AND RATIONING. Memo. by the President of the Board of Trade 25th March 1942 Download PDF (1.32 MB)
72 LIQUOR CONTROL. Memo. by Minister of Food 24th March 1942 Download PDF (3.03 MB)
73 EXPORT POLICY. Memo. by Chancellor of the Exchequer 24th March 1942 Download PDF (1.18 MB)
74 STATISTICAL DIGEST. SERIES 'A', APRIL, 1942 14th April 1942 Download PDF (2.02 MB)
75 COAL CONSUMPTION. Memo. by Minister of Production 27th March 1942 Download PDF (1.37 MB)
76 SUBSTITUTES FOR IMPORTED LIQUID FUEL. Note by President of the Board of Trade covering Memo. by Secretaries for Mines and Petroleum 31st March 1942 Download PDF (3.42 MB)
77 RESTRICTION ON MEALS EATEN IN PUBLIC. Memo. by the Minister of Food 31st March 1942 Download PDF (1.14 MB)
78 BANKING AND ALLIED BUSINESSES. CONCENTRATION OF: Memo. by Chancellor of the Exchequer 30th March 1942 Download PDF (1.08 MB)
79 DOCTORS AND DENTISTS. SUPPLY OF, FOR THE SERVICES AND CIVILIAN NEEDS. Memo. by Minister of Health and S/S Scotland 31st March 1942 Download PDF (1.63 MB)
80 COAL. Memo. by President of the Board of Trade 3rd April 1942 Download PDF (1.77 MB)
81 TOBACCO. Note by the President of the Board of Trade 1st April 1942 Download PDF (1.47 MB)
82 COAL-MINING INDUSTRY. RECRUITMENT OF BOYS FOR: Note by Secretary for Mines 1st April 1942 Download PDF (1.16 MB)
83 COAL. NEED FOR INCREASED PRODUCTION OF: Memo. by Minister of War Transport and Secretary for Petroleum 1st April 1942 Download PDF (1,002 KB)
84 ANNUAL CONFERENCES. Memo. by Minister of War Transport 6th April 1942 Download PDF (1,012 KB)
85 COAL. Report by Secretary for Mines for February, 1942 7th April 1942 Download PDF (1.74 MB)
86 RESTRICTION OF MEALS EATEN IN PUBLIC. Memo. by the Minister of Food 9th April 1942 Download PDF (1.12 MB)
87 BOOKS. Memo. by Minister of Information 9th April 1942 Download PDF (1.31 MB)
88 FUEL RATIONING. Memo. by President of the Board of Trade 14th April 1942 Download PDF (5.27 MB)
89 POTTERY. Memo. by President of the Board of Trade 14th April 1942 Download PDF (1.17 MB)
90 U.K. PETROLEUM MINIMUM IMPORT REQUIREMENTS, 1942. Report by Secretary for Petroleum 15th April 1942 Download PDF (2.64 MB)
91 OVERSEA TRADE IN MARCH. Memo. prepared in Board of Trade 15th April 1942 Download PDF (1.38 MB)
92 STAFFS ADMINISTERING SCHEMES OF CONTROL. POSSIBLE REDUCTION OR POOLING OF: Memo. by Treasury 16th April 1942 Download PDF (1.34 MB)
93 MERCHANT SEAMEN. REMUNERATION OF: Note by Minister of War Transport 21st April 1942 Download PDF (1.43 MB)
94 FOOD AND ANIMAL FEEDING STUFFS, RAW MATERIALS AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS. STOCKS OF: Monthly Report by Central Statistical Office 22nd April 1942 Download PDF (3.63 MB)
95 FLOUR CONSUMPTION AND BREAD RATIONING. Memo. by Minister of Food 22nd April 1942 Download PDF (1.39 MB)
96 PAPER. RATIONING AND CONSUMPTION OF: Memo. by Minister of Supply 22nd April 1942 Download PDF (2.78 MB)
97 PRODUCER GAS FOR ROAD TRANSPORT. Note by Minister of War Transport 22nd April 1942 Download PDF (1.33 MB)
98 COAL PRICES. Memo. by President of the Board of Trade 25th April 1942 Download PDF (1.34 MB)
99 CONSUMER GOODS. FURTHER RESTRICTIONS ON: Memo. by President of the Board of Trade 25th April 1942 Download PDF (1.21 MB)
100 HOME FRONT PROBLEMS. MEETINGS FOR GENERAL DISCUSSION OF: Memo. by Lord President of the Council 25th April 1942 Download PDF (1.07 MB)
101 BOOKS. SUPPLY OF: Memo. by Lord President of the Council 28th April 1942 Download PDF (1.49 MB)
102 WHEAT DISCUSSION. Note by President of the Board of Trade covering Conclusions of, in Washington 28th April 1942 Download PDF (1.79 MB)
103 PENSIONS APPEALS. Memo. by Minister of Transport 8th May 1942 Download PDF (1.32 MB)
104 CONSUMPTION OF MOTOR SPIRIT BY THE SERVICES. Memo. by S/S War 29th April 1942 Download PDF (1.26 MB)
105 TIMBER. Memo. by Minister of Supply 30th April 1943 Download PDF (1.46 MB)
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