Reference HLG 900/47
Title Government Evacuation Scheme. Food for Evacuees. Emergency arrangements
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Evacuation, Rationing and Supply
Subthemes Reception and billeting, Rationing, licensing, and price control, Agriculture and food supply
Document Types Official Correspondence, Memoranda, Press Summaries and Publications
Civil Defence Regions Region 7: South Western (Bristol HQ)
Locations Bath
Organisations Borough Councils, City Councils, Co-operative associations, Food Control Committee, Ministry of Food
Article(s) from Western Daily Press © Mirrorpix.


A file of a documents relating to emergency food arrangements for evacuees in Bath County Borough. Subjects covered in the file include a resolution from the Food Control Committee to provide emergency provisions; the need for the Ministry of Food to reallocate commodity foodstuffs to Bath due to the influx of evacuees; the emergency distribution of rationed foods; the delay between retailers' applications for extra ration provisions and the delivery of foods by the wholesaler; and an increase in the ingredients needed for bakers to make cakes. Documents in the file include a newspaper clipping from the Western Daily Press highlighting the shortages of some unrationed goods due to the arrival of 8,000 evacuees; and a suggestion by a councillor that the Ministry of Food needs to make adequate food provisions or risk difficulties in the billeting of evacuees.


accommodation, administration, baking, beans, billeting, cakes, canning, cereals, confectionary, distribution, emergency procedures, evacuation, evacuees, fish, flour, food shortages, food supplies, fruit, housing, local authorities, material supplies, meat, newspapers, rationing, reception areas, refugees, reserve stocks, retail, wholesale

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