000011

Document Title Lord President's Committees: Minutes and Papers. Meetings Nos. 1(43) - 77(43)
Reference CAB 71/11
Date 1st January 1943 - 31st December 1943
Former Department Reference Series LP

Description

A file containing the minutes of the meetings of the Lord President's Committee on domestic affairs during the Second World War. The documents discuss the committee's attempts to increase the size of the British coal mining industry's workforce, by methods including recalling men from the British armed forces and employing thousands of young people to work in the mines. The documents also cover policies discussed by the committee on the rationing of key resources, including cotton, meat, and paper; the supply of medical staff to the British armed forces; and the committee's early proposals for the reconstruction of Britain in the aftermath of the war. Other documents comment on the payment of pensions to ex-servicemen; a series of proposals to reform Britain's education system; and the fluctuations in the supply and prices of key foodstuffs in Britain.

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i Front Cover Download PDF (982 KB)
iv Table of Contents Download PDF (3.16 MB)
1st Subjects Discussed: Petroleum Products; Price of Kerosene; Raw Materials Position; Statistical Review; Food Situation in the United Kingdom; Monthly Report for November 1942 1st January 1943 Download PDF (1.35 MB)
2nd Subjects Discussed: Cost of Living Index; Arrangements for calculation of the Index; Frequency of publication of the Index figure; Further increases in Food prices 8th January 1943 Download PDF (1.37 MB)
3rd Subjects Discussed: Agricultural Labour; Rubber; Synthetic Rubber; Shipping; Indian Wheat Requirements; Paper. Control over Publication of Pamphlets; Production. Industrial Efficiency: Enquiry into Absenteeism; 15th January 1943 Download PDF (2.71 MB)
4th Subjects Discussed: Building Industry. Post-war training and entry into the industry 18th January 1943 Download PDF (1.16 MB)
5th Subjects Discussed: Bread - Dilution of Flour; Shipping Situation; Shipping. Indian Wheat Requirements; Agricultural Production; Milk. Scottish Producers Claim for Price Parity; Overseas Trade 21st January 1943 Download PDF (2.01 MB)
6th Subjects Discussed: Adoption of Children; Cotton Prices; Prices of Bricks. Proposed Interim Prices Order 25th January 1943 Download PDF (1.50 MB)
7th Subjects Discussed: Production. Powers of Competent Authorities for Controlling Undertakings 28th January 1943 Download PDF (1.37 MB)
8th Subjects Discussed: Coal Production and Consumption; Agriculture. Cropping Programme for 1943; Utilisation of Cereals for Human Consumption; Milk. Production 29th January 1943 Download PDF (1.53 MB)
9th Subjects Discussed: Powers of Competent Authorities for Controlling Undertakings; Supply of Doctors; Mechanised Transport Corps 4th February 1943 Download PDF (1.68 MB)
10th Subjects Discussed: Cotton Prices; Food Situation in the United Kingdom; Monthly Report for December 1942. Statistical Review 11th February 1943 Download PDF (1.35 MB)
11th Subjects Discussed: Double Summer Time 22nd February 1943 Download PDF (1.18 MB)
12th Subjects Discussed: Films Commission; Paper and News Print. Applications for Increased Allocations to "Daily Worker" and "Labour Monthly"; Old Age and Widow's Pensions; Establishment of Tropical Diseases Hospital and Centre at Greenwich 26th February 1943 Download PDF (1.85 MB)
13th Subjects Discussed: Shipping. Supply of Food Grains to East Africa; Concentration and Transfer of Production 2nd March 1943 Download PDF (1.15 MB)
14th Subjects Discussed: Old Age and Widow's Pensions; Civil Service Leave; Leave for Harvesting; Feeding-stuffs Rations in the Winter 1943-44; Control of Dogs; Food Situation in the United Kingdom; Monthly Report for January 1943; Agricultural Prices. Calculation of Aggregate Net Income from Farming; Transport of Flowers 5th March 1943 Download PDF (2.43 MB)
15th Subjects Discussed: Powers of Competent Authorities for Controlling Undertakings; Personal Injuries (Civilian) Scheme. Equal Compensation for Men and Women 8th March 1943 Download PDF (1.54 MB)
16th Subjects Discussed: Transport of Flowers; Prohibition of Export of Certain Periodicals; Old Age and Widow's Pensions. Application of Determination of Needs Act to Public Assistance 12th March 1943 Download PDF (1.66 MB)
17th Subjects Discussed: Youth Registration; Cost of Living Index; State of Nutrition 19th March 1943 Download PDF (1.42 MB)
18th Subjects Discussed: Home Defence. Restrictions in coastal areas 24th March 1943 Download PDF (1.20 MB)
19th Subjects Discussed: Paper: Allocation for greeting cards and picture postcards; Town and country planning (Interim Development Bill); Food: Descriptive marking of foodstuffs; Food situation in the United Kingdom. Monthly Report for February 1943 25th March 1943 Download PDF (2.13 MB)
20th Subjects Discussed: Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme; Disability pensions for the Women's Services 26th March 1943 Download PDF (1.30 MB)
21st Subjects Discussed: Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme 30th March 1943 Download PDF (1.38 MB)
22nd Subjects Discussed: Concentration of Production. Food industries; Milk. Heat treatment. Conditions of milk production 2nd March 1943 Download PDF (1.60 MB)
23rd Subjects Discussed: Shipping situation 7th April 1943 Download PDF (1.17 MB)
24th Subjects Discussed: Agricultural labour; Agricultural production. Quarterly report; Rats; Review of the economic position 9th April 1943 Download PDF (1.34 MB)
25th Subjects Discussed: Rubber-requisitioning of types from laid-up cars; Milk. Heat treatment; T.T. milk; Conditions of milk production 14th April 1943 Download PDF (1.72 MB)
26th Subjects Discussed: Select Committee on National Expenditure; Petroleum. priority scheme for kerosene (burning oil); Shipping situation 16th April 1943 Download PDF (1.78 MB)
27th Subjects Discussed: Prices of bricks; Pension appeal tribunals; Nutrition of schoolchildren; Black market offences. Revocation of licences to trade 21st April 1943 Download PDF (1.75 MB)
28th Subjects Discussed: Application of determination of Needs Act to public assistance and blind persons 29th April 1943 Download PDF (983 KB)
29th Subjects Discussed: Transport of flowers; Housing; Food situation in the United Kingdom; Stocks. statistical review; Educational reform; Overseas trade 30th April 1943 Download PDF (2.42 MB)
30th Subjects Discussed: Control of rents of furnished lets 6th May 1943 Download PDF (1.30 MB)
31st Subjects Discussed: Exports. Combined Planning and Lend-Lease; Building. Functions of the Ministry of Works; Nutrition of School Children 7th May 1943 Download PDF (2.12 MB)
32nd Subjects Discussed: Youth Registration in 1942 12th May 1943 Download PDF (1.59 MB)
33rd Subjects Discussed: Water Supply; Rail Transport; Civilian Footwear 14th May 1943 Download PDF (1.80 MB)
34th Subjects Discussed: Exports. Combined Planning and Lend-Lease; Exports. Commercial Policy in Latin America; Exports. Combined Planning of Exports; Coal. Coal Act 1938 (Amendment Bill); Coal. Production and Consumption in Coal Year 1942/43; Coal. Wages of Juvenile Workers in Coal-mining Industry 21st May 1943 Download PDF (2.12 MB)
35th Subjects Discussed: Wages. Railwaymen's Wage Claims Catering Wages Bill 27th May 1943 Download PDF (1.57 MB)
36th Subjects Discussed: Imports - Supply of Phosphates; Milk. Production; Disposal of Surplus Furniture; Rubber. Control of Motor Tyres 28th May 1943 Download PDF (1.28 MB)
37th Subjects Discussed: Agricultural Cottages; Control of Rent; Food Situation in the United Kingdom; Review of War Legislation; Manpower. Transfer of Labour from Northern Ireland; Statistical Review 4th June 1943 Download PDF (2.59 MB)
38th Subjects Discussed: Government Building Scheme; Building - Functions of the Ministry of Works 9th June 1943 Download PDF (1.46 MB)
39th Subjects Discussed: Milk. Heat Treatment; Livestock Policy; Rats; Fire Prevention; Exports. Combined Planning of Exports; Hotels. Charges for Accommodation 16th June 1943 Download PDF (2.41 MB)
40th Subjects Discussed: Coal - Reorganisation of the coal-mining industry; Limitations of present system of control; Man-power; The 1943-44 Coal Budget; Bonus on output; Report by Harriman Mission 22th June 1943 Download PDF (1.55 MB)
41st Subjects Discussed: Mothers in Industry; Seamen's welfare in ports; Post-war employment; Compulsory military service; Control of labour; Financial assistance to transferred workers; Re-instatement of ex-service personnel in employment; Financial assistance to unemployed ex-service personnel; Preference in employment for ex-service men and women 25th June 1943 Download PDF (1.84 MB)
42nd Subjects Discussed: Domestic Corps; War Pensions. Onus of Proof 30th June 1943 Download PDF (1.53 MB)
43rd Subjects Discussed: International Labour Conventions; Agricultural Wages and Prices; Food Situation in the United Kingdom; Statistical Review 2nd July 1943 Download PDF (1.35 MB)
44th Subjects Discussed: War Pensions. Onus of Proof; Rates of Pension; Accidents Off-Duty; Supplementation of Widow's Pensions; Parents' Pensions; Officers Family Allowances The Disabled Re-Employed Service Pensioner; Treatment Allowances; Alternative Pensions; Future Procedure 5th July 1943 Download PDF (733 KB)
45th Subjects Discussed: War Pensions. Post-injury marriage; Discretionary Powers of Minister of Pensions; Future Procedure 6th July 1943 Download PDF (2.56 MB)
46th Subjects Discussed: Educational Reform 6th July 1943 Download PDF (1.28 MB)
47th Subjects Discussed: Domestic Service. Proposed establishment of a Domestic Corps; Women's Land Army. Domestic Staff for Hostels; Civilian Footwear; Industry. Monopolistic and Restrictive Practices; Discipline of Merchant Seamen Ashore in Foreign Countries; The Birth Rate 9th July 1943 Download PDF (2.32 MB)
48th Subjects Discussed: Supply of Doctors; Agricultural Cottages 17th July 1943 Download PDF (1.64 MB)
49th Subjects Discussed: Housing. Repairs Requisitioning Rent Restriction; Housing. Emergency Accommodation for Clydeside Workers; Control of Rent. Rents of Furnished Lets; Coal. Production and Consumption in 1943-44; Trade Unions. Membership by Policemen in Respect of Part-Time Industrial Work 16th July 1943 Download PDF (2.01 MB)
50th Subjects Discussed: Rubber; Training for Catering and Cooking; Civilian Uniforms; Ministry of Supply Car Service; Air Transport Auxiliary; Domestic Corps; Part-time Members of Uniformed Services 19th July 1943 Download PDF (1.67 MB)
51st Subjects Discussed: Agricultural Cottages; Food Situation in the United Kingdom; Petroleum. Oil Stocks in the United Kingdom; Man-Power. National Government Staffs; Laundries. Demands of U.S. Forces 23rd July 1943 Download PDF (1.78 MB)
52nd Subjects Discussed: Man Power. Proposed Statement in Parliament; Pensions. Draft Supplementary Pensions (Determination of Needs and Assessment of Needs. (Amendment) Regulations, 1943); Cost of Living Index 28th July 1943 Download PDF (1.82 MB)
53rd Subjects Discussed: Milk Prices; Agriculture Machinery. Production of No.3 Fordson Tractor 30th July 1943 Download PDF (1.08 MB)
54th Subjects Discussed: Civilian Uniforms. Part-time members of uniformed Services; Statistical Review 17th August 1943 Download PDF (1.05 MB)
55th Subjects Discussed: Discipline of Merchant Seamen Ashore in Foreign Countries; Coal. Man-Power 20th August 1943 Download PDF (1.83 MB)
56th Subjects Discussed: Production - Industrial efficiency enquiry into absenteeism; Paper and newsprint. Application for allocation for the publications of "Common Wealth"; Training for catering and cooking 10th September 1943 Download PDF (1.38 MB)
57th Subjects Discussed: Man-Power: Post-War Control; Re-instatement of Ex-Service Personnel in Employment; Resettlement of Demobilised Persons; Holidays and Relaxation Agricultural Prices. Calculation of Aggregate Net Income from Farming; Statistical Review 17th September 1943 Download PDF (2.29 MB)
58th Subjects Discussed: Educational Reform; Brick Prices; Water Supply; Overseas Trade 24th September 1943 Download PDF (1.81 MB)
59th Subjects Discussed: Rehabilitation and Resettlement; Disabled Persons (Employment) Bill; Establishment of Post-Graduate School of Aeronautical Science; Coal. Output Bonus; Coal. General position 29th September 1943 Download PDF (1.84 MB)
60th Subjects Discussed: Coal. Budget for 1943/44; Coal. Organisation of the Mining Industry; Coal. Output Bonus 6th October 1943 Download PDF (1.45 MB)
61st Subjects Discussed: Unemployment Insurance. Proposed changes in benefits, contributions and remuneration limit; Housing. Repair and conversion of houses; Fire Prevention. Rates of subsistence allowances at business premises 8th October 1943 Download PDF (1.73 MB)
62nd Subjects Discussed: Rats. Use of Ratin and similar viruses; Agricultural Prices; Agricultural Prices in Northern Ireland Potatoes. Flax; Food Situation and Home Food Production; Statistical Review 12th October 1943 Download PDF (1.76 MB)
63rd Subjects Discussed: Food. Deceptive marking of foodstuffs; Unemployment Insurance; Mothers in Industry 15th October 1943 Download PDF (1.38 MB)
64th Subjects Discussed: Agricultural Prices in Northern Ireland. Potatoes 27th October 1943 Download PDF (1.12 MB)
65th Subjects Discussed: Birth Rate; Educational Reform; Part I of the Bill; Time-Table of Proposed Reforms; Part III of the Bill; Part IV of the Bill; Part III Authorities; The Religious Issue 29th October 1943 Download PDF (2.06 MB)
66th Subjects Discussed: Domestic Service. Supply of Domestics for Hospitals and other Institutions. Supplementary Pensions and Unemployment; Assistance. Revision of Regulations for the Determination of Need 29th November 1943 Download PDF (1.07 MB)
67th Subjects Discussed: Flour Dilution Policy; Barley Supplies: (a) Rations for Pigs and Poultry; (b) Increased Production in Beer; Food Situation and Statistical Review; Education 4th November 1943 Download PDF (1.65 MB)
68th Subjects Discussed: Supplementary Pensions and Unemployment; Assistance. Revision of the Regulations for the determination of need 8th November 1943 Download PDF (864 KB)
69th Subjects Discussed: Coal. Finance of the coal-mining Industry; Coal. Miners' Welfare Fund; Education - Inter-Allied Educational Co-Operation 12th November 1943 Download PDF (1.47 MB)
70th Subjects Discussed: Coal. Man-Power; Fire Prevention: Application of Compulsion to Aliens; Educational Reform. A Ministry or a Board of Education Religious Issue: Attitude of the Roman Catholics; Part III Authorities; Replaced Schools; Diocesan Education Committees Procedure 19th November 1943 Download PDF (1.63 MB)
71st Subjects Discussed: Rations for Pigs and Poultry; Beer Supplies for West Coast Towns and Northern Ireland 25th November 1943 Download PDF (1.39 MB)
72nd Subjects Discussed: Pensions of Retired State Servants 26th November 1943 Download PDF (1.26 MB)
73rd Subjects Discussed: Supply of Doctors; Travel Facilities for War Workers; Civil Service - Employment of Aliens; Holidays and Relaxation; Retail Trade 3rd December 1943 Download PDF (1.53 MB)
74th Subjects Discussed: Manpower for Dairy Farming; Agricultural Cottages; Town and Country Planning - L.C.C. Proposal for using site at South Aveley, Essex; Potatoes - Agricultural Prices in Northern Ireland; Retail Trade 9th December 1943 Download PDF (1.50 MB)
75th Subjects Discussed: Coal. Budget for 1943-44; Coal. Finance of the Coal-mining Industry; Coal. The Price of Coke; Price of Gas; Cost of Living Index; Supply of Doctors 13th December 1943 Download PDF (1.96 MB)
76th Subjects Discussed: Agricultural Prices in Northern Ireland Flax; Food. Proposed Long Term Contracts for Meat; Agricultural Policy; Stock Position. Food Situation Raw Materials; Overseas Trade 17th December 1943 Download PDF (1.65 MB)
77th Subjects Discussed: Manpower. Additional women for high priority work of national importance; Production. Absenteeism in Industry; Coal. Consumption and Production 31st December 1943 Download PDF (5.42 MB)
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