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Document Title Food Policy Committees: Minutes and Papers. Meetings 1(39) - 5(39) Papers 1(39) - 13(39)
Reference CAB 74/1
Date 29th November 1939 - 29th December 1939
Former Department Reference Series: FP(M)

Description

A file of meeting minutes and memoranda documenting the British War Cabinet's approach to food policy. Subjects covered in the file include the introduction of rationing for certain foodstuffs beginning in early 1940; the importing of sugar to meet the British population's high consumption demands; and the increase of land usage used to boost domestic crop yields. Other subjects discussed include the concern over the depression of agricultural workers' wages resulting from the increase of agricultural production and lowering of prices; and the breeding of livestock. Documents in the file include statistics concerning how much grain and maize is used in the distilling and brewing of alcohol; discussion of the composition of the Ministerial Sub-Committee on Food Policy; discussion of the French request for a guaranteed minimum of meat imports; detailed weekly reports on the supplies of commodity foods and feedstuffs; and numerous revisions to decrease ration sizes.

Document Title Date
i Front Cover Download PDF (584 KB)
iii Table of Contents Download PDF (749 KB)
1 HELD IN THE LORD PRIVY SEAL'S ROOM, HOUSE OF COMMONS. Procedure of the Food Policy Sub-Committee 28th November 1939 Download PDF (1.93 MB)
2 HELD AT 6, RICHMOND TERRACE. Sugar Supplies and Consumption. Meat Rationing 1st December 1939 Download PDF (2.19 MB)
03 HELD AT 3, RICHMOND TERRACE. Position of Supplies of Cereals. Cereals for Breweries & Distilleries 4th December 1939 Download PDF (1.83 MB)
04 HELD AT RICHMOND TERRACE. Home Food Production Policy. Brewing and Distilling in War Time 11th December 1939 Download PDF (1.77 MB)
5 HELD AT RICHMOND TERRACE. Report by the Official Sub-Committee on Livestock and Meat Prices. Livestock and Meat Prices. French Request for a Guaranteed Minimum of Meat Imports and for the use of Refrigerated Tonnage 21st December 1939 Download PDF (3.27 MB)
1 Composition and Terms of Reference. Note by the Secretary 27th November 1939 Download PDF (319 KB)
1A Composition 30th November 1939 Download PDF (291 KB)
1B Addition to the Membership of the Sub-Committee. Note by the Secretary 6th March 1940 Download PDF (428 KB)
1C Change in the Status of the Sub-Committee. Note by the Secretary 9th April 1940 Download PDF (293 KB)
1D Composition 27th April 1940 Download PDF (320 KB)
1E Composition 29th May 1940 Download PDF (333 KB)
2 Revise. Sugar Supplies and Consumption. Memorandum by the Official Sub-Committee 1st December 1939 Download PDF (1.02 MB)
3 Revise. Rationing of Meat in the New Year. Memorandum by the Official Sub-Committee 2nd December 1939 Download PDF (2.20 MB)
4 Report by Interdepartmental Committee on Brewing and Distilling in War-Time. Note by the Ministry of Agriculture 4th December 1939 Download PDF (4.87 MB)
5 Memorandum by the Official Sub-Committee on Supplies of Wheat and other Cereals 2nd December 1939 Download PDF (1.49 MB)
6 Memorandum by the Official Sub-Committee on Food Policy on Conditions of increased Production and Production Policy 8th December 1939 Download PDF (2.30 MB)
7 Brewing and Distilling in War Time. Report by the Official Sub-Committee 8th December 1939 Download PDF (674 KB)
8 Statistical Position of the Principal Foodstuffs in December 1939 and January 1940; Covering Note by the Joint Secretaries 9th December 1939 Download PDF (703 KB)
9 Weekly Report on Supplies of Certain Food and Feeding Stuffs. (Report No. 5). Covering Note by the Joint Secretaries 15th December 1939 Download PDF (858 KB)
10 Livestock and Meat Prices. Report by the Official Sub-Committee on Food Policy 18th December 1939 Download PDF (4.46 MB)
11 French Request for A Guaranteed Minimum of Meat Imports and for the use of British Refrigerated Tonnage; Memorandum by the Minister of Food and the Minister of Shipping 19th December 1939 Download PDF (867 KB)
12 Weekly Report on Supplies of certain Food and Feeding Stuffs. (Report No. 6). Covering Note by the Joint Secretaries 20th December 1939 Download PDF (1,007 KB)
13 Weekly Report on Supplies of certain Food and Feeding Stuffs (Report No.7). Covering Note by the Joint Secretaries 29th December 1939 Download PDF (1.09 MB)
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