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Document Title Food Policy Committees: Minutes and Papers. Meetings 1(40) - 40(40)
Reference CAB 74/2
Date 26th January 1940 - 19th December 1940
Former Department Reference Series: FP(M)

Description

A file of meeting minutes from the War Cabinet's Food Policy Committee. Subjects covered in the meetings included the current food situation in the U.K.; agricultural production; the distribution of food; the impact of enemy attacks on shipping; the impact of air raids on supplies; rationing for service personnel; difficulties in recruiting agricultural labour; suggestions that the "basal diet" be used as a basis for nutritional requirements; the possibility of introducing a meat-free day; and arrangements for the feeding of factory workers, school children, and those in emergency situations. The documents also include discussions on the role of the Scientific Food Committee; the text of a public announcement on home food production; and discussions on plans to increase tea and sugar rations during the Christmas period. Further information is provided on fertiliser requirements; and the import and export of commodities from British colonies and dominions.

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i Front Cover Download PDF (1.04 MB)
iv Table of Contents Download PDF (2.43 MB)
1st 1. FOOD SITUATION OF THE U.K.; Fourth Report. Wheat, Maize, Oilseeds, Meat, Bacon, Ham, Butter, Cheese, Cold Storage Accommodation, Prices, Eggs, Margarine. Position regarding discussed; 2. RATIONS FOR THE ARMY IN THIS COUNTRY; 3. WASTE. ORGANISATION FOR DEALING WITH 26th January 1940 Download PDF (3.46 MB)
2nd 1. FOOD SITUATION IN THE U.K.; Home Food Production. Report on: Ploughing-up Campaign. Sugar Beet Crop. Harvest of: School Boy Trainees. Labour position. Labour position. Feeding Stuffs supplies. Livestock Position. Pheasants, etc. Shooting of; 2. MEAT RATIONING. Meatless Day. Date of 2nd February 1940 Download PDF (2.67 MB)
3rd 1. FOOD AND FEEDING STUFFS. Twelfth Weekly Report on Supplies of: Wheat, Bacon, maize and other feeding-stuffs; 2. FOOD PRODUCTION. HOME: Ploughing-up Campaign. Fertilisers; 3. RATIONS. SERVICE; 4. WASTE. ORGANISATION FOR DEALING WITH 9th February 1940 Download PDF (4.48 MB)
4th 1. SERVICE RATIONS; 2. MILK POLICY; 3. PRINCIPAL FOOD AND ANIMAL FEEDING STUFFS. STATISTICAL POSITION UP TO THE END OF APRIL, 1940; 4. NEXT MEETING 23rd February 1940 Download PDF (4.04 MB)
5th 1. SERVICE RATIONS. Findings of the Expert advisors of Depts. concerned. Women's rations; 2. FEEDING STUFFS. SHORTAGE OF; 3. FOOD PRODUCTION. HOME: Progress Report. Consideration deferred 26th February 1940 Download PDF (7.08 MB)
6th 1. FOOD PRODUCTION. HOME: Ploughing-up Programme. Labour. Supply of Agricultural: Agricultural Machinery; Fertilisers; Seeds; Livestock. Prices of; Sugar Beet; Fish; Allotments; 2. MILK POLICY 6th March 1940 Download PDF (4.52 MB)
7th 1. FOOD AND FEEDING STUFFS. SUPPLIES OF: Weekly Reports Nos. 16 and 17; 2. BUTTER SUPPLIES AND RATION; 3. DISTILLING. RESTRICTION OF; 4. NEXT MEETING 15th March 1940 Download PDF (3.06 MB)
8th 1. FOOD AND ANIMAL FEEDING STUFFS. MONTHLY STATEMENT OF STATISTICAL POSITION TO END OF MAY, 1940. FOOD AND FEEDING STUFFS. SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN: WEEKLY REPORT NO. 18. Wheat, Butter, Potatoes, Meat and Cheese; 2. BUTTER SUPPLIES. DENMARK. IMPORTS FROM; 3. PLOUGHING-UP CAMPAIGN. PROGRESS REPORTS ON; 4. FEEDING STUFFS. DISTRIBUTION OF: INTERIM NOTE BY MINISTER OF FOOD ON 21st March 1940 Download PDF (5.23 MB)
9th 1. FOOD AND FEEDING STUFFS. WEEKLY REPORT BY MINISTRY OF FOOD ON SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN: Butter, Sugar, Oil Seeds; 2. FEEDING STUFFS. DISTRIBUTION OF; 3. FISH SUPPLIES IN WAR TIME 1st April 1940 Download PDF (4.02 MB)
10th 1. FOOD AND FEEDING STUFFS. WEEKLY REPORTS ON SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN; 2. AGRICULTURAL LABOUR POSITION 11th April 1940 Download PDF (3.99 MB)
11th 1. MEETINGS OF THE COMMITTEE. FUTURE: Day and time of; 2. AGRICULTURAL LABOUR POSITION; 3. FOOD PRODUCTION POLICY 15th April 1940 Download PDF (3.60 MB)
12th 1. SERVICE RATIONS; 2. FOOD POSITION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. Bacon. Butter; 3. MILK POLICY IN RELATION TO FREE AND CHEAP MILK SCHEMES; 4. FOOD PRODUCTION. HOME; 5. FOOD SUPPLIES IN THE EVENT OF A SPECIAL EMERGENCY 25th April 1940 Download PDF (2.76 MB)
13th 1. MILK POLICY. STATEMENT OF: CHEAP MILK SCHEME; 2. FOOD AND FEEDING POSITION IN STUFFS. U.K.; 3. SALVAGE; 4. FEEDING STUFFS. PRICES OF; 5. AGRICULTURAL LABOUR. SUPPLY OF; 6. NEXT MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE 9th May 1940 Download PDF (4.31 MB)
14th 1. FOOD AND FEEDING STUFFS. SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN: Wheat and flour. Maize. Meat; 2. PLOUGHING UP CAMPAIGN. PROGRESS REPORT ON; 3. FEEDING STUFFS. SUPPLIES OF IMPORTED, AND LIVESTOCK POLICY; 4. FOOD POLICY. RECONSIDERATION OF 24th May 1940 Download PDF (2.65 MB)
15th 1. FOOD AND FEEDING STUFFS POSITION IN THE U.K.; 2. NORTHERN IRELAND. PROGRESS REPORT FOR; 3. AGRICULTURAL WAGES PROPOSALS AND CONSEQUENTIAL ADJUSTMENTS IN FARMERS' RETURNS. General discussion. Leakage of Information; 4. FOOD POLICY AND HOME FOOD PRODUCTION; 5. OFFICIAL SUB-COMMITTEE ON FOOD POLICY. DISCONTINUANCE OF; 6. SCOTLAND. HILL SHEEP FARMING IN: SCIENTIFIC FOOD COMMITTEE. Composition and Terms of Reference.(Appendix) 30th May 1940 Download PDF (3.23 MB)
16th 1. NORTHERN IRELAND. REPRESENTATION ON THE COMMITTEE; 2. FOOD AND FEEDING STUFFS POSITION IN THE U.K.; 3. CHEAP MILK SCHEME; 4. IMPORTS OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL POLICY; 5. SCIENTIFIC FOOD COMMITTEE. CONSTITUTION OF 7th June 1940 Download PDF (3.00 MB)
17th 1. FOOD AND FEEDING STUFFS POSITION IN U.K.; 2. CHEAP MILK SCHEME; 3. URGENT ECONOMIC PROBLEMS 13th June 1940 Download PDF (2.97 MB)
18th 1. FOOD AND FEEDING STUFFS. SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN; 2. FOOD IMPORT PROGRAMME IN NEXT TWELVE MONTHS; 3. AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS. CHANGES IN PRICES OF 21st June 1940 Download PDF (3.08 MB)
19th 1. SCOTLAND. FOOD PRODUCTION PROGRAMME 1940-1941; 2. CHEAP FOOD FOR THE POORER CLASSES. PROVISION OF; 3. REQUIREMENTS, SUPPLY AND RETAIL PRICES OF FOOD IN WAR TIME; 4. CHEAP MILK SCHEME 24th June 1940 Download PDF (2.95 MB)
20th 1. SERVICE RATIONS; 2. FOOD AND FEEDING STUFFS. SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN; 3. FOOD SITUATION IN THE U.K.; 4. NORTHERN IRELAND PROGRESS REPORT; 5. PRICES OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS; 6. REPORTS OF SCIENTIFIC SUB-COMMITTEE; 7. VEGETABLE PRODUCTION 28th June 1940 Download PDF (2.38 MB)
21st 1. BASAL DIET; 2. BREAD; 3. COMMUNAL FEEDING; 4. SURPLUS PRODUCE OF ALLOTMENTS AND PRIVATE GARDENS 4th July 1940 Download PDF (2.99 MB)
22nd 1. FOOD AND FEEDING STUFFS POSITION IN THE U.K.; 2. SCHOOL CHILDREN. COMMUNAL FEEDING; 3. SERVICE RATIONS 12th July 1940 Download PDF (1.34 MB)
23rd 1. SERVICE RATIONS; 2. COMMUNAL FEEDING; 3. FOOD AND FEEDING STUFFS IN THE U.K.; 4. PROGRESS REPORT FOR NORTHERN IRELAND 19th July 1940 Download PDF (2.54 MB)
24th 1. FOOD AND FEEDING STUFFS POSITION IN U.K.; 2. BASAL DIET; 3. POTATOES. REMOVAL FROM WASH AREA 25th July 1940 Download PDF (2.78 MB)
25th 1. FOOD AND FEEDING STUFFS POSITION IN THE U.K. Bread, Animal feeding stuffs, meat, sugar, eggs, potatoes, vegetables, shipping, retail food prices, war time cooking and eating habits food production; 2. MILK POLICY 1st August 1940 Download PDF (2.86 MB)
26th FUNCTIONS OF THE SCIENTIFIC SUB-COMMITTEE AND THEIR RELATION TO THE INTERDEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE SET UP TO CONSIDER THEIR REPORT. Letter dated 5.8.40 from Sir W. Bragg to Lord Privy Seal (Annex) 7th August 1940 Download PDF (3.10 MB)
27th 1. REMOVAL OF POTATOES FROM THE WASH AREA; 2. FOOD SITUATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM; 3. AGRICULTURAL PRICES POLICY 15th August 1940 Download PDF (2.57 MB)
28th 1. AGRICULTURAL PRICES; 2. FOOD AND FEEDING STUFFS POSITION IN THE U.K.; 3. PROGRESS REPORT FOR NORTHERN IRELAND; 4. POLICY OF THE MINISTRY OF FOOD; Annex I. Revised Schedule of Agricultural Prices 1940/1941 as proposed by Minister of Food; Annex II. Fat Cattle Prices 22nd August 1940 Download PDF (2.50 MB)
29th 1. FOOD SITUATION IN THE U.K.; 2. MILK POLICY; 3. POTATOES; 4. VEGETABLES OTHER THAN POTATOES. UTILISATION OF; 5. LUXURY FEEDING 12th September 1940 Download PDF (3.87 MB)
30th 1. BACON IMPORTS 1940/41; 2. PIG PRICES 16th September 1940 Download PDF (2.01 MB)
31st 1. FOOD SITUATION IN THE U.K.; 2. MILK POLICY; 3. PRICES OF FEEDING STUFFS AND FERTILIZERS. STABILIZATION OF; 4. PIG PRICES 23rd September 1940 Download PDF (2.21 MB)
32nd 1. FOOD AND FEEDING STUFFS SITUATION IN THE U.K.; 2. HOME FOOD PRODUCTION; 3. FISH SUPPLIES 3rd October 1940 Download PDF (2.18 MB)
33rd 1. SERVICE RATIONS OF BACON. RESTRICTION OF; 2. FUTURE WORK OF SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE; 3. COLD STORAGE POSITION IN THE U.K.; 4. CERTAIN FOODS AND ANIMAL FEEDS. SUPPLIES OF 18th October 1940 Download PDF (1.84 MB)
34th 1. TEA AND COCOA CONSUMPTION OF R.A.F; 2. WASTE OF FOOD IN THE SERVICES. PREVENTION OF; 3. FOOD AND ANIMAL FEEDS. SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN; 4. NORTHERN IRELAND PROGRESS REPORT; 5. ECONOMIC POSITION OF AGRICULTURE BEFORE THE WAR. EXAMINATION OF; 6. HOPS. EMERGENCY MARKETING ARRANGEMENT; 7. REFRIGERATED SHIPPING SPACE; 8. ANIMAL FEEDING STUFFS. RATIONING OF 29th October 1940 Download PDF (2.18 MB)
35th 1. FOOD AND ANIMAL FEEDING STUFFS. SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN; 2. ANIMAL FEEDING STUFFS. RATIONING OF; 3. SLAUGHTERING OF HOME PRODUCED FAT STOCK. RESTRICTION OF; 4. AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION 5th November 1940 Download PDF (1.80 MB)
36th 1. HOME FOOD PRODUCTION; 2. BEER. PRODUCTION, 1940; 3. FOOD AND FEEDING STUFFS. SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN 13th November 1940 Download PDF (1.93 MB)
37th 1. HOME FOOD PRODUCTION. DRAFT PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT. (Also Appendix); 2. NORTHERN IRELAND PROGRESS REPORT; 3. FOOD AND FEEDING STUFFS. SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN 22nd November 1940 Download PDF (1.60 MB)
38th 1. FOOD AND FEEDING STUFFS. SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN; 2. INCREASE DURING CHRISTMAS WEEK OF TEA AND SUGAR RATION; 3. LAND. IMPROVEMENT OF, BY DRAINAGE AND OTHER WORKS; 4. YEAST. PRODUCTION OF, FROM MOLASSES 28th November 1940 Download PDF (1.84 MB)
39th 1. FOOD SITUATION IN THE U.K.; 2. FERTILIZER REQUIREMENTS OF THE U.K. 1940/41 4th December 1940 Download PDF (1.80 MB)
40th 1. FOOD SITUATION IN THE U.K.; 2. FOOD EXPORTS; 3. SUPPLIES OF MEAT AND RATIONS IN 1941; 4. BREAD POLICY 19th December 1940 Download PDF (3.00 MB)
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