000019

Document Title Lord President's Committees: Minutes and Papers. Meetings 1(45) - 47(45)
Reference CAB 71/19
Date 10th January 1945 - 14th December 1945
Former Department Reference Series LP

Description

A file containing the minutes of forty-seven meetings of the Lord President's Committee on domestic affairs during the Second World War. The documents discuss the committee's preparations for the end of the Second World War, with the committee predicting that the cessation of hostilities with Germany will result in extensive "absenteeism" amongst the British workforce. The documents also cover the demobilisation of the British armed forces after Victory in Europe Day, marking the end of the war with Germany; and the committee's surprise at Japan's surrender, which enabled a significant number of workers to return to British industry and agriculture. Other documents discuss the initial stages of the nationalisation of several key British industries, including the coalmines and the railways; and the shipping of food supplies to the British sector of Germany, which is suffering from severe food shortages.

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i Front Cover Download PDF (582 KB)
ii Table of Contents Download PDF (2.10 MB)
1st 1. PRICE CONTROL IN THE TRANSITION PERIOD; 2. RELAXATIONS OF RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVEL TO FRANCE. NEWHAVEN - DIEPPE SERVICE; 3. CONSUMPTION. COMPARISON OF FOOD CONSUMPTION LEVELS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND AUSTRALIA; 4. STATISTICAL REVIEW; 5. COAL. CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION 10th January 1945 Download PDF (1.60 MB)
2nd 1. MAN-POWER IN STAGE II. POSITION OF R.A.F. EDUCATION OFFICERS; 2. UNITED KINGDOM STOCK POSITION; 3. MEDICAL SCHOOLS; 4. COMMODITY POLICY. MEETING OF INTERNATIONAL COTTON ADVISORY COMMITTEE 12th January 1945 Download PDF (1.96 MB)
3rd 1. REPLACEMENT OF ALLIED TONNAGE BY BUILDING IN THE UNITED KINGDOM; 2. MANPOWER. LABOUR SUPPLY IN GREATER LONDON 16th January 1945 Download PDF (1.66 MB)
4th 1. POST-WAR PUBLICATION OF THE RESULTS OF WAR TIME SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH; 2. COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATION AFTER THE WAR; 3. FACTORY AND STORAGE ACCOMMODATION; 4. HOME FOOD PRODUCTION 19th January 1945 Download PDF (1.85 MB)
5th 1. NATIONAL CAMPS CORPORATION; 2. COKE. THE COKE SUPPLY SITUATION; 3. FOOD. POTATO SUPPLIES SITUATION; 4. COAL. CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION; 5. FOOD SITUATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM; 6. STATISTICAL REVIEW 26th January 1945 Download PDF (1.65 MB)
6th 1. BRABAZON I TYPE CIVIL AIRCRAFT; 2. CONTROL OF SELLING PRICE OF HOUSES; 3. HOLIDAYS IN 1945; 4. SHIPPING; 5. HILL SHEEP FARMING; 6. EDUCATION (SCOTLAND) BILL 2nd February 1945 Download PDF (3.02 MB)
7th 1. PAID SICK LEAVE FOR INDUSTRIAL WORKERS; 2. UNDER-RIVER TUBES; 3. PETROL; 4. HOUSING; 5. OVERSEAS TRADE 9th February 1945 Download PDF (1.83 MB)
8th 1. TEACHERS' TRAINING COLLEGE PREMISES; 2. FISH PRICES; 3. COAL; 4. PRICE CONTROL IN THE TRANSITION PERIOD; 5. DISTRIBUTION OF INDUSTRY 16th February 1945 Download PDF (2.06 MB)
9th 1. COAL. OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS; 2. FISH. ASSISTANCE TO INSHORE FISHERMEN 22nd February 1945 Download PDF (1.53 MB)
10th 1. CEMENT PRICES; 2. DAYLIGHT SAVING 23rd February 1945 Download PDF (1.39 MB)
11th 1. WAGES. WAGES OF AGRICULTURAL AND OTHER RURAL WORKERS; 2. AGRICULTURE. FOOD PRODUCTION PROGRAMME AND RELATED MANPOWER REQUIREMENTS; 3. FOOD FOR LIBERATED EUROPE; 4. FOOD SITUATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM; 5. STATISTICAL REVIEW 2nd March 1945 Download PDF (2.12 MB)
12th 1. ARRANGEMENTS ON THE CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES WITH GERMANY. ABSENCE FROM WORK; 2. AMALGAMATION OF POLICE FORCES 6th March 1945 Download PDF (1.92 MB)
13th 1. AGRICULTURAL PRICES 7th March 1945 Download PDF (1.47 MB)
14th 1. FISH PRICES; 2. INSURANCE COMPANIES LEGISLATION; 3. TOBACCO CIGARETTES FOR THE FORCES; 4. STATISTICAL REVIEW 9th March 1945 Download PDF (1.49 MB)
15th 1. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT AND HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT OF YOUNG PERSONS; 2. PROPOSED EXTENSION OF THE FILTON, (BRISTOL) AIRFIELD; 3. CONTROL OF RESIGNATIONS OF TEMPORARY CIVIL SERVANTS 16th March 1945 Download PDF (2.53 MB)
16th 1. RELAXATION OF FIRE GUARD DUTIES; 2. COAL PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION; 3. COAL PRICES 21st March 1945 Download PDF (1.70 MB)
17th 1. FERTILIZERS REQUIREMENTS FOR THREE YEARS 1945-6, 1946-7, 1947-8; 2. ARRANGEMENTS FOR CELEBRATING THE END OF HOSTILITIES WITH GERMANY; 3. DEPARTMENTAL ACTION AT END OF WAR WITH GERMANY 23rd March 1945 Download PDF (1.35 MB)
18th 1. ARRANGEMENTS ON THE CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES WITH GERMANY. ABSENCE FROM WORK; 2. PROPOSALS FOR AN INTERNATIONAL RUBBER COMMITTEE; 3. FISH. POST WAR PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF WHITE FISH; 4. PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION; 5. FOOD SITUATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM; 6. STATISTICAL REVIEW 29th March 1945 Download PDF (1.59 MB)
19th 1. TOBACCO. LABOUR FOR CIGARETTE PRODUCTION; 2. PAPER FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION 4th April 1945 Download PDF (1.36 MB)
20th 1. STORAGE; 2. ARRANGEMENTS FOR HOLIDAY ON CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES WITH GERMANY; 3. HOME FOOD PRODUCTION 13th April 1945 Download PDF (1.62 MB)
21st 1. HOUSING (RURAL WORKERS) ACTS; 2. ARRANGEMENTS ON THE CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES WITH GERMANY. LEAVE FOR SERVICE PERSONNEL; 3. SCIENTIFIC LIAISON WITH OTHER COUNTRIES 19th April 1945 Download PDF (1.44 MB)
22nd 1. DOCTORS AND NURSES; 2. DOCTORS; 3. NURSES 27th April 1945 Download PDF (1.48 MB)
23rd 1. RENT CONTROL; 2. FOOD SITUATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM; 3. COAL PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION; 4. OVERSEAS TRADE; 5. STATISTICAL REVIEW 1st May 1945 Download PDF (1.89 MB)
24th 1. RENT CONTROL; 2. BRITISH AIR TRANSPORT; 3. PAPER. PAPER FOR A NEW WEEKLY NEWSPAPER 18th May 1945 Download PDF (1.78 MB)
25th 1. WORK OF THE COMMITTEE IN THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE; 2. HIGHWAY POLICY. ESTUARIAL CROSSINGS; 3. DOCTORS AND NURSES; 4. TRAINING COLLEGES FOR TEACHERS; 5. RECOVERY OF EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED TO HOUSEHOLDERS IN CONNECTION WITH THE BILLETING OF CIVILIANS; 6. FOOTBALL POOLS 13th July 1945 Download PDF (2.64 MB)
26th 1. FAMILY ALLOWANCES AND NATIONAL INSURANCE; 2. RENT CONTROL; 3. SUPPLY DIFFICULTIES IN THE EMPIRE; 4. PUBLICATION OF STATISTICS; 5. HOME FOOD PRODUCTION; 6. FOOD SITUATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM; 7. COAL; 8. STATISTICAL REVIEW 20th July 1945 Download PDF (2.90 MB)
27th 1. COMPOSITION AND TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE COMMITTEE; 2. SUPPLIES OF COAL FOR GAS WORKS; 3. STREET LIGHTING; 4. NATIONAL SERVICE HOSTELS CORPORATION; 5. TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING 17th August 1945 Download PDF (2.38 MB)
28th 1. NORTH OF SCOTLAND HYDRO-ELECTRIC BOARD. CONSTRUCTION SCHEME NO. 2; 2. MEDICAL CONTROL AT AIRPORTS; 3. ALLOCATION OF BUILDING LABOUR; 4. SUPPLIES OF COAL FOR GAS WORKS 21st August 1945 Download PDF (1.52 MB)
29th 1. REGIONAL BOARDS AND NATIONAL PRODUCTION ADVISORY COUNCIL; 2. TRUNK ROADS BILL; 3. DOMINION WOOL AGREEMENTS; 4. INCREASED SUPPLIES OF TEA TO EIRE; 5. FOOD 24th August 1945 Download PDF (2.04 MB)
30th 1. RESERVATION OF RAILWAY SLEEPING BERTHS; 2. DIVORCE; 3. STATUTORY ORDERS (SPECIAL PROCEDURE) BILL; 4. SUMMER TIME; 5. INDUSTRIAL ORGANISATION AND EFFICIENCY 31st August 1945 Download PDF (2.26 MB)
31st 1. FUTURE OF WOMEN'S VOLUNTARY SERVICES; 2. TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING; 3. SURVEY OF THE GENERAL ECONOMIC POSITION 7th September 1945 Download PDF (1.76 MB)
32nd 1. NEWSPRINT; 2. COMPANY LAW REFORM; 3. FOREIGN TRAVEL; 4. PRESERVATION OF CIVILIAN RESPIRATIONS; 5. COAL 13th September 1945 Download PDF (1.57 MB)
33rd 1. Civil Service. Staffing Position; 2. Amalgamation of Police Forces 18th September 1945 Download PDF (2.18 MB)
34th 1. Domestic Employment; 2. Import Duties on Foreign Fish; 3. Stocks of Food and Animal Feeding Stuffs, Raw Materials and Petroleum Products; 4. Surrender of London School of Economics 28th September 1945 Download PDF (1.72 MB)
35th 1. Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Bill; 2. Nationalisation of the Coal-Mining Industry; 3. Police Work Abroad. Employment of Members and Ex-Members of Home Police Forces; 4. Coal 2nd October 1945 Download PDF (2.87 MB)
36th 1. Labour Controls; 2. National Building Programme; 3. Future of Royal Ordnance Factories; 4. Vocational Training for Demobilised Personnel; 5. Postal Voting at Parliamentary Elections; 6. Stocks of Food and Feeding Stuffs, Raw Materials and Petroleum Products 5th October 1945 Download PDF (2.74 MB)
37th 1. Food. World Shortage; 2. Food. Long-Term Food Policy; 3. Conservation of Fish Stocks in the North Sea Area 12th October 1945 Download PDF (2.28 MB)
38th 1. Future Meetings of the Committee; 2. Removal of Temporary Defence Works; 3. Employment and Un-Employment Statistics; 4. Road Haulage Organisation; 5. Rent Control; 6. Shipping Policy. Ocean-going Shipping; 7. Future of Electricity and Gas Industries 19th October 1945 Download PDF (2.73 MB)
39th 1. International Seafarers' Charter Minimum Standards; 2. Assurance Companies Bill; 3. De-Requisitioning and Repair of Race-Courses etc.; 4. Surrender of Requisitioned Accommodation in London; 5. Memorial to President Roosevelt 26th October 1945 Download PDF (2.04 MB)
40th 1. Iron and Steel; 2. Valuation of Railways for Rating; 3. Patents and Designs Acts (Amendment) Bill; 4. Agricultural Policy; 5. Satellite Towns; 6. Education, Position under the Teachers (Superannuation) Acts of Teachers who become Members of Parliament; 7. Mr. John Maud 1st November 1945 Download PDF (2.30 MB)
41st 1. Food Supplies for Germany. Wheat Supplies. Food Supplies other than Wheat; 2. Statistical Review 5th November 1945 Download PDF (1.71 MB)
42nd 1. Employment and Unemployment Statistics; 2. Disposals Policy; 3. Coalmining Industry (Nationalisation) Bill; 4. Nationalisation Proposals; 5. Local Government (Financial Provisions) Bill; 6. Employment of German Scientists and Technicians for Civil Purposes in the United Kingdom; 7. Newsprint 9th November 1945 Download PDF (2.47 MB)
43rd 1. War Memorials; 2. Satellite Towns; 3. Civil Service. Restrictions on Political Activities; 4. Control of the Quality of Flour; 5. British Restaurants; 6. Investment (Control of Guarantees) Bill 16th November 1945 Download PDF (2.24 MB)
44th 1. Hill Sheep Farming; 2. Control of Outdoor Advertisements; 3. Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) Bill; 4. Food Supplies For Germany; 5. Coalmining Industry (Nationalisation) Bill 23rd November 1945 Download PDF (2.68 MB)
45th 1. Preservation of Civilian Respirators; 2. Trade Disputes and Trade Union. Bill Position of Prison Officers; 3. Shipping Policy; 4. Satellite Towns; 5. Statistical Review 30th November 1945 Download PDF (2.00 MB)
46th 1. Statutory Levies for Industrial Research Associations and Industrial Development Boards; 2. Shipping Policy; 3. Civil Service Superannuation; 4. Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill; 5. Legal Aid and Legal Advice; 6. Incentives, Restrictions and Controls; 7. Statistical Review 7th December 1945 Download PDF (2.59 MB)
47th 1. Building. Removal of Embargo on New Works in the London Civil Defence Region; 2. Remuneration of Members of Boards To Operate Socialised Industries; 3. Commercial Treaties with Egypt and China 14th December 1945 Download PDF (4.19 MB)
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