000005

Document Title Food Policy Committees: Minutes and Papers. Meetings 1(41) - 25(41) Papers 1(41) - 41(41)
Reference CAB 74/5
Date 2nd January 1941 - 27th November 1941
Former Department Reference Series: FP(M)

Description

A file of meeting minutes, memoranda, and reports documenting the British War Cabinet's food policies. Subjects covered in the file include the reduction of military rations; the losses of foods and feeding stuffs due to the sinking of cargo ships and air raids; livestock policies, such as the slaughtering of cattle, pigs, and poultry; and provisions to improve the population's nutrition, such as the fortification of commodity foods with vitamins and minerals. Other subjects discussed include the increase of cheese rations for vegetarians; the issue of agricultural work on Sundays; the production and nutritional value of yeast; and fertiliser requirements to increase agricultural yields. Documents in the file include fortnightly reports of statistics relating to the importation and stocks of commodity foods and feeding stuffs; progress reports on Northern Ireland; a discussion of the pre-war position of agriculture; and a discussion of milk supplies and distribution.

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i Front Cover Download PDF (1.08 MB)
iv Table of Contents Download PDF (2.23 MB)
1st 1. FOOD SITUATION IN THE U.K.; 2. NORTHERN IRELAND PROGRESS REPORT; 3. CEREALS. ALLOCATION FOR DISTILLING IN THE YEAR 1941; 4. REFRIGERATED SHIPPING SPACE 2nd January 1941 Download PDF (1.80 MB)
2nd FOOD AND ANIMAL FEEDING STUFFS. SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN 10th January 1941 Download PDF (1.49 MB)
3rd 1. FOOD IMPORTS IN SECOND YEAR OF WAR. REVISED PROGRAMME 16th January 1941 Download PDF (1.42 MB)
4th MILK 21st January 1941 Download PDF (1.67 MB)
5th FOOD SITUATION OF THE U.K. 31st January 1941 Download PDF (1.59 MB)
6th 1. LIVESTOCK POLICY; 2. CERTAIN FOODS AND ANIMAL FEEDS. SUPPLIES OF:; 3. SCHOOL CHILDREN. EMPLOYMENT IN AGRICULTURE 6th February 1941 Download PDF (1.93 MB)
7th 1. FOOD AND FEED POSITION; 2. MILK; 3. LIVESTOCK POLICY; 4. SUMMER TIME; 5. AGRICULTURAL LABOUR. SUPPLY OF 19th February 1941 Download PDF (2.07 MB)
8th 1. LIVESTOCK POLICY; 2. HOME FOOD PRODUCTION; 3. REDUCTION IN SERVICE RATIONS. Proposals (Appx.); 4. RATIONING. EFFECT OF, ON THE COST OF LIVING 27th February 1941 Download PDF (2.38 MB)
9th 1. FOOD SITUATION OF THE U.K.; 2. RATIONING. EXTENSION OF MODIFIED FORM OF:; 3. AGRICULTURAL WORK ON SUNDAYS; 4. MILK DISTRIBUTION POLICY 5th March 1941 Download PDF (2.30 MB)
10th 1. CHEESE. RATIONING OF:; 2. IMPORT POSITION. STATISTICAL DATA AS TO STOCKS, ETC.; 3. LIVESTOCK POLICY 13th March 1941 Download PDF (2.80 MB)
11th 1. FOODS AND ANIMAL FEEDS. SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN:; 2. VITAMIN CONCENTRATES. SUPPLIES OF:; 3. ECONOMY IN REFRIGERATED SHIPPING SPACE; 4. FOOD YEAST. NUTRITIVE VALUE AND MANUFACTURE 20th March 1941 Download PDF (2.13 MB)
12th 1. FOODS AND ANIMAL FEEDS. SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN:; 2. HOME FOOD PRODUCTION; 3. COVENT GARDEN 3rd April 1941 Download PDF (2.01 MB)
13th 1. FOOD SITUATION. POSSIBLE MEASURES FOR DEVELOPING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION; 2. CERTAIN FOODS AND ANIMALS. SUPPLIES OF:; 3. LIVESTOCK POLICY; 4. FOOD PRODUCTION PROGRAMME. PRIORITY REQUIREMENTS; 5. FOOD YEAST. NUTRITIVE VALUE AND PRODUCTION OF 17th April 1941 Download PDF (2.52 MB)
14th 1. FOODS AND ANIMAL FEEDS, SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN:; 2. FOOD PRODUCTION. REPORT ON:; 3. LIVESTOCK POLICY; 4. DOMESTIC RABBITS; 5. PRE-WAR POSITION OF AGRICULTURE 1st May 1941 Download PDF (1.84 MB)
15th 1. DOMESTIC RABBITS; 2. LIVESTOCK POLICY 12th May 1941 Download PDF (2.21 MB)
16th 1. FUTURE MEETINGS OF THE COMMITTEE; 2. LIVESTOCK POLICY. Comparative position of stocks of various commodities. Contribution of Home Killed Meat to the Meat Ration. Culling of Herds; 3. BREAD; 4. FOOD AND FEEDING STUFFS. SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN:; 5. FOOD STUFFS. SALVAGE OF:; 6. VEGETABLES 15th May 1941 Download PDF (1.79 MB)
17th 1. BEER OUTPUT. CONTROL OF:; 2. LIVESTOCK POLICY. Imports, stocks and livestock policy. Dairy and Beef herds. Reduction of: Poultry. Long term policy; 3. BREAD; 4. HOME FOOD PRODUCTION; 5. IMPORT PROGRAMME 22nd May 1941 Download PDF (2.19 MB)
18th 1. BREAD; 2. FERTILISERS. STABILISATION OF PRICES OF:; 3. ONION AND CARROT CROPS IN 1941. CONTROL OF:; 4. SUPERPHOSPHATE SUPPLIES; 5. FOODS AND FEEDING STUFFS. SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN:; 6. NORTHERN IRELAND PROGRESS REPORT; 7. PRE-WAR POSITION OF AGRICULTURE; 8. MEAT SUPPLIES; 9. SUPPLY OF OATS FOR OATMEAL MILLING AND FOR TWON AND COLLIERY HORSES 29th May 1941 Download PDF (2.67 MB)
19th 1. PROPOSED EGG CONTROL SCHEME; 2. MEAT SUPPLY; 3. FERTILISERS. FERTILISER REQUIREMENTS OF THE U.K. 1941/2; 4. FOOD SITUATION IN THE U.K. 17th June 1941 Download PDF (2.10 MB)
20th 1. MEAT SUPPLY; 2. HOME FOOD PRODUCTION AND LIVESTOCK POLICY. CROPPING PROGRAMME 1942; 3. MAIZE. PROPOSED IMPORTATION OF, FOR ANIMAL FEEDING; 4. SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN FOODS AND ANIMAL FEEDS. FORTNIGHTLY REPORT NO. 77 FOR WEEK ENDED 14.6.41 26th June 1941 Download PDF (1.77 MB)
21st 1. HOME FOOD PRODUCTION AND LIVESTOCK POLICY. Feeding Stuff Supplies and Livestock numbers. Statement by Minister of Food. Production of crops for human consumption. Milk supplies. Prices. Proposed meeting of Livestock Policy Conference; 2. PROGRAMME OF IMPORTS AND HOME SUPPLIES OF FOOD BY THE END OF THE THIRD YEAR OF THE WAR; 3. FOOD SITUATION IN THE U.K. 3rd July 1941 Download PDF (2.33 MB)
22nd 1. FOODS AND ANIMAL FEEDS. SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN:; 2. SLAUGHTERING OF LIVESTOCK; 3. FOOD PRODUCTION; 4. FOOD YEAST:; 5. HOME FOOD PRODUCTION; 6. CHEESE 31st July 1941 Download PDF (1.81 MB)
23rd 1. FOODS AND ANIMAL FEEDS. SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN:; 2. HOME FOOD PRODUCTION. Annex. Crop production in U.K.; 3. FLOUR; 4. PROTEIN REQUIREMENTS AND SUPPLIES; 5. VITAMIN CONCENTRATES. SUPPLIES AND STOCKS 4th September 1941 Download PDF (1.93 MB)
24th 1. FOOD SITUATION IN THE U.K. Meat. Oatmeal. Jam. Imports. Milk. Cold storage plant. British Restaurants. Pit-head canteens; 2. HOME FOOD PRODUCTION. AGRICULTURAL CONDITIONS IN ENGLAND AND WALES ON 1.10.41; 3. SLAUGHTERING OF LIVESTOCK; 4. LIVESTOCK POLICY; 5. TINNED MILK 10th October 1941 Download PDF (2.04 MB)
25th 1. FOOD SITUATION IN THE U.K.; 2. HOME FOOD PRODUCTION; 3. SLAUGHTERING OF LIVESTOCK; 4. MILK SUPPLIES 27th November 1941 Download PDF (1.80 MB)
1 MILK. Memo. by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries 20th January 1941 Download PDF (1.94 MB)
2 FOOD AND FEEDING STUFFS. FORTNIGHTLY REPORT NO. 56 BY MINISTRY OF FOOD ON SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN 7th January 1941 Download PDF (2.00 MB)
3 MILK. Ninth Report by the Scientific Committee 11th January 1941 Download PDF (1.39 MB)
4 FOOD IMPORTS IN THE SECOND YEAR OF WAR. REVISED PROGRAMME. Memo. by Minister of Food covering 13th January 1941 Download PDF (1.78 MB)
5 MILK DISTRIBUTION AND THE PERRY REPORT. Memo. by the Minister of Food 16th January 1941 Download PDF (3.20 MB)
6 FOOD AND FEEDING STUFFS. FORTNIGHTLY REPORT NO. 57 BY MINISTRY OF FOOD ON SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN 21st January 1941 Download PDF (1.79 MB)
7 NORTHERN IRELAND PROGRESS REPORT. Memo. by Home Secy. 23rd January 1941 Download PDF (1.27 MB)
8 FOOD PRODUCTION. REPORT ON: Memo. by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries in conjunction with S/S Scotland 28th January 1941 Download PDF (1.65 MB)
9 LIVESTOCK POLICY. Memo. by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries covering first interim Report of Conference on Livestock policy 3rd February 1941 Download PDF (2.50 MB)
10 FOODS AND ANIMAL FEEDS. SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN: Fortnightly Report No. 58 by Ministry of Food 4th February 1941 Download PDF (2.01 MB)
11 LIVESTOCK POLICY. Memo. by S/S Scotland 10th February 1941 Download PDF (1.26 MB)
12 MILK DISTRIBUTION POLICY. Memo. by Minister of Food 15th February 1941 Download PDF (1.85 MB)
13 FOOD AND FEED POSITION. Weekly Report No. 59 by Ministry of Food 17th February 1941 Download PDF (2.36 MB)
14 RATIONING. EFFECT OF, ON THE COST OF LIVING. Memo. by Financial Secretary to the Treasury 20th February 1941 Download PDF (1.07 MB)
15 PROGRESS REPORT FOR NORTHERN IRELAND. Memo. by Home Secy. 20th February 1941 Download PDF (1.11 MB)
16 FOOD PRODUCTION. REPORT ON: Memo. by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries in conjunction with S/S Scotland 25th February 1941 Download PDF (1.51 MB)
17 LIVESTOCK POLICY - PIGS AND POULTRY. Memo. by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries covering second report of Conference on Livestock Policy 25th February 1941 Download PDF (2.60 MB)
18 LIVESTOCK POLICY. Note by President of Board of Trade circulating Memo. on Import Programme. (I.E.(41)31) 25th February 1941 Download PDF (2.39 MB)
19 FOOD IMPORTS. ESTIMATE OF FUTURE: Note by Minister of Shipping circulating provisional statistical statement of allocation of imports and short covering note on bringing out the salient facts 26th February 1941 Download PDF (1.61 MB)
20 RATIONING. PROPOSED EXTENSION OF: Memo. by Minister of Food 3rd March 1941 Download PDF (1.33 MB)
21 FOODS AND ANIMAL FEEDS. SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN: Fortnightly report No. 61 by Ministry of Food 3rd March 1941 Download PDF (2.75 MB)
22 AGRICULTURAL WORK ON SUNDAY. Memo. by Home Secretary 4th March 1941 Download PDF (1.25 MB)
23 ESTIMATED SUPPLIES OF FEEDING-STUFFS AND LIVESTOCK CARRYING CAPACITY IN THE THIRD YEAR OF THE WAR. THIRD REPORT OF CONFERENCE ON LIVESTOCK POLICY. Memo. by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries 10th March 1941 Download PDF (2.02 MB)
24 RATIONING OF CHEESE. Memo. by Minister of Food 11th March 1941 Download PDF (1.17 MB)
25 AGRICULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS ARISING ON THIRD REPORT OF CONFERENCE ON LIVESTOCK POLICY. Memo. by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries 11th March 1941 Download PDF (1.17 MB)
26 CATTLE POPULATION. ARRANGEMENTS REQUIRED IF POLICY OF REDUCING, WERE ADOPTED. Memo. by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries 11th March 1941 Download PDF (1.18 MB)
27 VITAMIN SUPPLIES. Memo. by Minister of Food 17th March 1941 Download PDF (1,013 KB)
28 FOOD YEAST. NUTRITIVE VALUE AND PRODUCTION OF: Twelfth Report of Scientific Committee 11th March 1941 Download PDF (11.09 MB)
29 LIVESTOCK POPULATION. REDUCTION OF: Memo. by S/S Scotland 11th March 1941 Download PDF (1.10 MB)
30 FOOD YEAST. NUTRITIVE VALUE AND MANUFACTURE OF: Note by Joint Secy. circulating S.A.C.(41)13 14th March 1941 Download PDF (1.29 MB)
31 FOOD AND ANIMAL FEEDS. SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN: Fortnightly Report by Ministry of Food 17th March 1941 Download PDF (3.33 MB)
32 REFRIGERATED SHIPPING SPACE. ECONOMY IN: Note by Minister of Shipping circulating Report by Committee appointed to examine the technical possibilities of economy in use of refrigerated shipping space 17th March 1941 Download PDF (1.92 MB)
33 NORTHERN IRELAND PROGRESS REPORT. Memo. by Home Secy. 20th March 1941 Download PDF (1.14 MB)
34 FOOD PRODUCTION. REPORT: Memo. by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and S/S Scotland 22nd March 1941 Download PDF (1.79 MB)
35 FOODS AND ANIMAL FEEDS. SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN: Fortnightly Report by Ministry of Food 31st March 1941 Download PDF (3.24 MB)
36 PRE-WAR POSITION OF AGRICULTURE. Memo. by Survey of Economic and Financial Plans (P.(E & F)(41)1) 31st March 1941 Download PDF (10.78 MB)
36A Note by Joint Secy. 6th June 1941 Download PDF (914 KB)
37 FOOD SITUATION. POSSIBLE MEASURES FOR DEVELOPING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION. Note by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and S/S Scotland 13th April 1941 Download PDF (1.05 MB)
38 FOODS AND ANIMAL FEEDS. SUPPLIES OF CERTAIN: Fortnightly Report by Ministry of Food 15th April 1941 Download PDF (2.87 MB)
39 FOOD YEAST. NUTRITIVE VALUE AND PRODUCTION OF: Note by S/S Colonies 15th April 1941 Download PDF (2.78 MB)
40 FOOD YEAST. MANUFACTURE OF: Memo. by S/S Scotland 15th April 1941 Download PDF (1.14 MB)
41 FOOD PRODUCTION PROGRAMME - PRIORITY REQUIREMENTS. Memo. by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries 15th April 1941 Download PDF (1.18 MB)
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