Reference LAB 6/90
Title Man-power Priority Committee. 11th meeting
Former Department Reference N.S.8387/54
Government Department Ministry of Labour and National Service
Themes Military Activity and Home Defence, Rationing and Supply
Subthemes Reserved occupations, Conscription, Labour supply and relations, Agriculture and food supply
Document Types Official Correspondence, Meeting Minutes
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Organisations Man Power (Priority) Sub-Committee, Man Power Committee, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Royal Air Force, Scottish Office


A file of documents relating to the discussion of the agricultural call-up by the Man Power Committee. Subjects discussed in the file include a proposal to circulate a copy of a joint memorandum by the Minister of Agriculture and the Secretary of State for Scotland, along with a copy of observations on the memorandum; a request to hold a committee meeting; the need to avoid the slowing of the expansion of the Royal Air Force; and a report by the chairman of the committee. Other subjects include agricultural problems, including delays in the harvest programme of commodity foods due to bad weather, and subsequent low morale; a proposal to continue the current rate of agricultural production by abandoning the withdrawal of men and recruiting the men promised by the Ministry of Labour; and the need to recruit more men to carry out the government's expanded agricultural programme.


administration, agricultural production, agricultural workers, agriculture, air force personnel, autumn, beets, cereals, committee members, conscription, employment, farmers, food supplies, harvests, Italian nationals, labour shortages, labour supply, land usage, maize, material supplies, ploughing, potatoes, prisoners of war, public morale, recruitment, reserved occupations, skilled labour, sugar, vegetables, weather, wheat

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