Food Policy Committees: Minutes and Papers. Official Sub-Committee. Meetings 1(39) - 5(39) Papers 1(39) - 18(39)
28th November 1939 - 12th December 1939
Former Department Reference
A file of meeting minutes and memoranda concerning the deliberations of the Official Sub-Committee on Food Policy. Subjects covered include the stocks and supplies of essential foodstuffs such as wheat, sugar, oil seeds, meat, and dairy produce; the proposed introduction of meat rationing; and concerns over falling supplies of sugar. Further topics covered include plans to increase the amount of agricultural land for food production; the introduction of price controls on livestock; and the impact of food pricing policies on wages and the cost of living. The file also covers the status of sheep farming and the wool industry in Scotland; and the wartime brewing and distilling industries, with discussions on taxation revenue, social impact, exports, employment, and the impact of the redirection of barley and maize stocks for use as animal feed.