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Document Title Food Policy Committees: Minutes and Papers. Official Sub-Committee. Meetings 1(39) - 5(39) Papers 1(39) - 18(39)
Reference CAB 74/8
Date 28th November 1939 - 12th December 1939
Former Department Reference Series: FP(O)

Description

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.

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i Front Cover Download PDF (885 KB)
iv Table of Contents Download PDF (712 KB)
1 Held in the Treasury Chambers; Food Policy, Appointment of Sub-Committee of Home Policy Committee; Official Committee to be appointed; Shipping; Statistics: Shipping and Food; Rationing; Home Production 28th November 1939 Download PDF (1.69 MB)
2 Held in the Treasury Chambers; Food Policy. Preparation of Memoranda for the Ministerial Sub-Committee of the Home Policy Committee on Food Policy; Statistical Position of Essential Foodstuffs; Sugar; Meat; Supplies of Wheat with other cereals; Home Food Production; Sheep and Wool; General Conclusions 30th November 1939 Download PDF (1.32 MB)
3 Held in the Treasury Chambers; Cereals Position; Grain for Brewing and Distilling; Home Food Production Policy: including Sheep in Scotland 2nd December 1939 Download PDF (1,023 KB)
4 Held at Treasury Chambers; Food Production Policy; Food Price Policy in relation to Wages and the cost of living; Cereals for Brewing and Distilling 5th December 1939 Download PDF (2.05 MB)
5 Held at Treasury Chambers; Fatstock Prices for Meat and Livestock. Basis of Retail Prices under the Meat and Livestock Control Scheme 19th December 1939 Download PDF (1.48 MB)
1 Composition and Terms of Reference. Note by the Joint Secretaries 29th November 1939 Download PDF (669 KB)
1A Composition 29th January 1940 Download PDF (544 KB)
2 Memorandum by the Ministry of Food on the Statistical Position of Essential Foodstuffs at Mid-November, 1939 30th November 1939 Download PDF (1.06 MB)
3 Memorandum by the Ministry of Food on Supplies of Wheat and other Cereals 30th November 1939 Download PDF (1.15 MB)
4 Memorandum by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. Appreciation of Present Home Food Production Position November 1939 Download PDF (2.15 MB)
5 Sugar Supplies and Consumption. Memorandum by the Ministry of Food 30th November 1939 Download PDF (954 KB)
6 Registration and/or Rationing of Meat in the New Year. Memorandum by the Ministry of Food 30th November 1939 Download PDF (2.49 MB)
7 The Sheep Position in Scotland. Memorandum by the Department of Agriculture for Scotland 30th November 1939 Download PDF (967 KB)
8 Note by the Ministry of Agriculture 4th December 1939 Download PDF (5.00 MB)
9 (Revise) Home Food Production Policy. Memorandum by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries 2nd December 1939 Download PDF (2.30 MB)
10 Memorandum by the Ministry of Food on Supplies of Wheat and other cereals 1st December 1939 Download PDF (1.31 MB)
11 Food Price Policy. Covering Note by the Joint Secretaries 4th December 1939 Download PDF (1.69 MB)
12 Statistical Position of the Principal Foodstuffs in December, 1939 and January, 1940. Covering note by the Joint Secretaries 9th December 1939 Download PDF (1.03 MB)
13 Weekly report on Supplies of Certain Food and Feeding Stuffs (Report No. 5). Covering Note by the Joint Secretaries 15th December 1939 Download PDF (1.02 MB)
14 Fatstock Prices under the Control scheme for Meat and Livestock. Memorandum by the Ministry of Food 18th December 1939 Download PDF (3.20 MB)
15 Basis of Retail Prices under the Meat and Livestock Control Scheme. Memorandum by the Ministry of Food 18th December 1939 Download PDF (884 KB)
16 Livestock Prices. Memorandum by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries 18th December 1939 Download PDF (1.26 MB)
17 Weekly Report on Supplies of certain Food and Feeding Stuffs (Report No. 6). Covering note by the Joint Secretaries 20th December 1939 Download PDF (1.15 MB)
18 Weekly Report on Supplies of certain Food and Feeding Stuffs. Covering note by the Joint Secretaries 29th December 1939 Download PDF (1.26 MB)
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