000015

Document Title Lord President's Committees: Minutes and Papers. Meetings Nos. 1(44) - 59(44)
Reference CAB 71/15
Date 1st January 1944 - 29th December 1944
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 it in memoranda on a range of topics including the relaxation of rationing; issues relating to the wages of the Civil Defence Services; reforms to the education system; the provision of accommodation for refugees; and the location of and training facilities for the post-war aeronautical industry. Other topics discussed include the practicalities of the restoration of bomb-damaged houses; the impact of flying bombs on industrial production; the relaxation of travel to liberated France; and precautions in case tube lines under the River Thames were hit by rockets. The committee also discussed regular reports on overseas trade, food supplies, the state of the coal industry, and the extension of Double Summer Time.

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i Front Cover Download PDF (997 KB)
iv Table of Contents Download PDF (2.34 MB)
1st Subjects Discussed: Coal. Transport Facilities; Admiralty Requirements for a Naval Ammunition Depot in the North of England; Exports. Prices of U.K. Exports to the Colonies; Birth Rate; Review of the Economic Position 7th January 1944 Download PDF (2.02 MB)
2nd Subjects Discussed: Pensions of Retired State Servants; Food Situation and Home Food Production; Statistical Review 12th January 1944 Download PDF (1.32 MB)
3rd Subjects Discussed: Potatoes. Agricultural Prices in Northern Ireland; Agricultural Education; Clothing. Relaxation of Restrictions on Men's Suits 14th January 1944 Download PDF (1.56 MB)
4th Subjects Discussed: Paper. Allocation for the publications of "Common Wealth"; Housing. Repair and conversion of houses; Wages and Conditions of Employment Arbitration on questions of pay and conditions of service for the Police, National Fire Service and other Civil Defence Services; Pensions of Retired State Servants; Supplementation of Pensions of State Servants; Scope of automatic increases in pensions of certain classes of State pensioners; Shipping 21st January 1944 Download PDF (2.35 MB)
5th Subjects Discussed: Cost of Living Index. Cost of Living Figure in 1944. Make-up of the Official Figure; Cotton Prices; Town and Country Planning. L.C.C. proposal for housing site at South Aveley, Essex; Holidays in 1944; Production. Publication of Statistics of Absenteeism 28th January 1944 Download PDF (1.99 MB)
6th Subjects Discussed: Acquisition of Land (Defence) Bill; Location of Industry. Placing of additional load in designated areas; Coal; Prices. Price Control of consumer goods; Statistical Review 4th February 1944 Download PDF (2.04 MB)
7th Subjects Discussed: Resettlement: Industrial Training Non-disabled of Men and Women; Coal. Miners' Wages; Supplies of Raw Materials in the Transition Period; Statistics. Publication of Export Figures; Overseas Trade in the Fourth Quarter of 1943 11th February 1944 Download PDF (2.43 MB)
8th Subjects Discussed: Double Summer-time; Application of the Allied Powers (Maritime Courts) Act 1941 to France 18th February 1944 Download PDF (1.52 MB)
9th Subjects Discussed: Coal 21st February 1944 Download PDF (1.33 MB)
10th Subjects Discussed: Mothers in Industry; Release of Requisitioned Factory Premises; Factory Accommodation; Newsprint 25th February 1944 Download PDF (1.87 MB)
11th Subjects Discussed: War Pensions. Proposed changes in Personal Injuries (Civilian) Scheme and Home Guard Warrant; Educational Reform; Consumption; Food. Food situation in the U.K.; Statistical Review 3rd March 1944 Download PDF (2.88 MB)
12th Subjects Discussed: Coal 6th March 1944 Download PDF (1.36 MB)
13th Subjects Discussed: Resettlement: Industrial Training of non-disabled men and women; Educational Reform; Coal 17th March 1944 Download PDF (1.68 MB)
14th Subjects Discussed: Coal; War Pensions; General Water Supplies and Sewage Bill; Cotton Prices 24th March 1944 Download PDF (2.26 MB)
15th Subjects Discussed: Supply of Doctors; Factory Accommodation; Newsprint; Agricultural Credit 31st March 1944 Download PDF (2.42 MB)
16th Subjects Discussed: Industrial Unrest; Herring Industry 5th April 1944 Download PDF (1.89 MB)
17th Subjects Discussed: Agriculture. Livestock and Milk Prices; Home Food Production; Statistical Review; Food Situation in the United Kingdom 12th April 1944 Download PDF (2.13 MB)
18th Subjects Discussed: Industrial Unrest; Service Pay and Allowances 14th April 1944 Download PDF (2.64 MB)
19th Subjects Discussed: Service Pay and Allowances 17th April 1944 Download PDF (1.80 MB)
20th Subjects Discussed: Acquisition of Land (Defence) Bill; Supersession of Lend-Lease White Paper 21st April 1944 Download PDF (2.15 MB)
21st Subjects Discussed: Control of Employment (Civil Service) Order; Shipping; Educational Reform 28th April 1944 Download PDF (2.26 MB)
22nd Subjects Discussed: Educational Reform. Loans to Church Schools and Remuneration of Teachers; Man-Power. Provision of Labour for certain Admiralty and War Office Establishments 3rd May 1944 Download PDF (1.38 MB)
23rd Subjects Discussed: Coal. Publication of Coal Statistics; Coal. Utilisation of Anthracite Duff; Coal. Consumption and Production; Coal. Employment of Directed Youths; Supply of Doctors; Statistical Review; Food Situation in the United kingdom; Overseas Trade 5th May 1944 Download PDF (2.32 MB)
24th Subjects Discussed: Restrictions on Passenger Travel Rationing of concession travel by wives and dependants of Service personnel; Increase in fares; Reduction of train services 8th May 1944 Download PDF (1.45 MB)
25th Subjects Discussed: Registration of Builders and Contractors; Housing. Priority for Labour and Materials; Civil Defence. Productive work at Depots; Factory Accommodation; Statistical Review; Overseas Trade 12th May 1944 Download PDF (2.46 MB)
26th Subjects Discussed: Wages and Conditions of Employment. Arbitration on questions of pay and conditions of service for the Police, National Fire Service and other Civil Defence Services; Registration of Builders and Contractors; Labour for American Military Installations 19th May 1944 Download PDF (2.01 MB)
27th Subjects Discussed: Accommodation for Refugees; Labour Supply in Designated Areas; Civil Service 26th May 1944 Download PDF (2.71 MB)
28th Subjects Discussed: Aeronautical Research Patents. Arrangements for exploitation of inventions made in Government financed Research Establishments; Food Situation in the United Kingdom; Statistical Review 2nd June 1944 Download PDF (2.35 MB)
29th Subjects Discussed: Leases for the Duration of the War; Control of Employment Civil Servants Order 9th June 1944 Download PDF (1.97 MB)
30th Subjects Discussed: Education. Provision of Recreational Facilities for the General Public 16th June 1944 Download PDF (1.43 MB)
31st Subjects Discussed: Herring Industry; Education. Provision of Recreational Facilities for the General Public 19th June 1944 Download PDF (1.73 MB)
32nd Subjects Discussed: Housing. Restoration of War Damaged Houses; Coal. Finance of the Coal Mining Industry; Coal. Budget for the years 1943-1944 and 1944-1945; Coal. Consumption and Production. Industrial Efficiency; Service Pay and Allowances 23rd June 1944 Download PDF (2.94 MB)
33rd Subjects Discussed: Allied and Dominion Troops and Divorce; Civil Service. Acceptance of Outside Appointments by Permanent Civil Servants; Shipping; Food Situation in the United Kingdom; Statistical Review 30th June 1944 Download PDF (2.32 MB)
34th Subjects Discussed: Exports. Combined Planning and Lend-Lease 4th July 1944 Download PDF (1.33 MB)
35th Subjects Discussed: Exports. Combined Planning and Lend-Lease; Service Pay and Allowances 7th July 1944 Download PDF (1.96 MB)
36th Subjects Discussed: Production. Effect of Flying Bomb Attacks; Rubber. International Rubber Committee; Rats; Home Food Production 14th July 1944 Download PDF (1.57 MB)
37th Subjects Discussed: War Pensions; Education Allowances 25th July 1944 Download PDF (1.12 MB)
38th Subjects Discussed: Control of Employment (Civil Servants) Order; Coal. The Price of Coke; Coal. Consumption and Production; Allocation of Cereals for Distilling; Oversea Trade 28th July 1944 Download PDF (1.69 MB)
39th Subjects Discussed: Double Summer Time 2nd August 1944 Download PDF (1.08 MB)
40th Subjects Discussed: Factory and Storage Accommodation; Control of Selling Price of Houses; Bread. Milling Ratio; Food. Food Situation in the United Kingdom; Agriculture. Publication of Agricultural Statistics; Statistical Review 4th August 1944 Download PDF (2.19 MB)
41th Subjects Discussed: Educational Reform. Postponement of the raising of the school leaving age; Production. Absenteeism in Industry 11th August 1944 Download PDF (1.31 MB)
42nd Subjects Discussed: Manpower. Labour for Tobacco and Cigarette Production; Manpower. Labour for Beer Production 23rd August 1944 Download PDF (1.31 MB)
43rd Subjects Discussed: Manpower. Labour for Stationery Office Printing; Wages and Conditions of Employment. Arbitration on questions of pay and conditions of service for the Police, National Fire Service and other Civil Defence Services; Pay for the Regular Police; Coal. Consumption and Production 12th September 1944 Download PDF (2.10 MB)
44th Subjects Discussed: Bread. Milling Ratio; Food Situation in the United Kingdom; Statistical Review. Unauthorised Disclosure of Information; Wool. Dominions Wool Agreement; Rubber. Proposals for International Rubber Committee 15th September 1944 Download PDF (1.90 MB)
45th Subjects Discussed: Statistics. Publication of Export figures; Education. Proposed College of Aeronautics; Factory and Storage Accommodation 22nd September 1944 Download PDF (2.19 MB)
46th Subjects Discussed: Wool. Dominions Wool Agreement; Education (Scotland) Bill; Hydro-Electric Development in Scotland; Agriculture. Publication of Agricultural Statistics; Food Situation in the United Kingdom 3rd October 1944 Download PDF (2.30 MB)
47th Subjects Discussed: Statistics. Proposed Publication of Statistics about the War Effort of the United Kingdom; Statistics. Publication of Export Figures; Agriculture. Publication of Agricultural Statistics 6th October 1944 Download PDF (1.90 MB)
48th Subjects Discussed: Food. Extra Supplies for Christmas; Coal. Position in Stage II; Coal. Gas Charges; Coal. Consumption and Production; Pay of the Regular Police 13th October 1944 Download PDF (1.92 MB)
49th Subjects Discussed: Wages and Conditions of Employment; Arbitration for Royal Marine Police Special Reserve; Rear Lights for Cyclists; Manpower. Additional Labour for the Harvest; Manpower. Labour for Oilseed Crushing and Beer Production; Home Food Production 20th October 1944 Download PDF (1.68 MB)
50th Subjects Discussed: Arrangements on the Cessation of Hostilities with Germany; Agricultural Prices in Northern Ireland; Flax; Unauthorised Disclosure of Information 27th October 1944 Download PDF (1.79 MB)
51th Subjects Discussed: Hours of Employment of Young Persons; Manpower. Labour for Road Passenger Services; Statistical Review; Overseas Trade 3rd November 1944 Download PDF (1.78 MB)
52nd Subjects Discussed: Cotton Textiles for Canada; Shipping; Manpower. Labour for the sugar, beet and potato harvests; Venereal Disease 14th November 1944 Download PDF (1.99 MB)
53rd Subjects Discussed: Paper. Paper for the General Election; Petrol. Petrol for Political Party Purposes in the Period preceding the General Election; Coal. Consumption and Production; Domestic Help; Civil Defence Productive Works in Deports 17th November 1944 Download PDF (1.64 MB)
54th Subjects Discussed: Agricultural Prices. Procedure for Fixing Agricultural Prices for the period up to the Summer of 1948; Food Situation in the United Kingdom 28th November 1944 Download PDF (1.69 MB)
55th Subjects Discussed: Coal. Operational Requirements; Coal. Production and Consumption; Nurses; National Fire Service; Statistical Review 8th December 1944 Download PDF (2.16 MB)
56th Subjects Discussed: Eleventh Report of the Select Committee on National Expenditure 13th December 1944 Download PDF (1.12 MB)
57th Subjects Discussed: Paper. Report for the General Election; Relaxation of Restrictions on Travel to France 15th December 1944 Download PDF (1.50 MB)
58th Subjects Discussed: Doctors and Nurses; Under-River Tubes; Motor Vehicle Lighting; Replacement of Allied Tonnage by Building in the United Kingdom; Food Situation in the United Kingdom; Food. Potato supplies for the London area 22nd December 1944 Download PDF (2.45 MB)
59th Subjects Discussed: Replacement of Allied Tonnage by Building in the United Kingdom 29th December 1944 Download PDF (4.27 MB)
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