Reference MAF 67/36
Title Food Control Committees Selected Minutes. Devonshire. Plymouth C.B.
Government Department Ministry of Food
Themes Rationing and Supply, Domestic Life
Subthemes Agriculture and food supply, Rationing, licensing, and price control, Eating and cooking, Enforcement and regulation
Document Types Meeting Minutes, Reports and Surveys, Press Summaries and Publications
Civil Defence Regions Region 7: South Western (Bristol HQ)
Locations Devonshire, Plymouth
Organisations British Army, Enforcement Sub-Committee, Food Control Committee, Home Guard, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy


A file of documents relating to the Plymouth Food Control Committee and its Enforcement Sub-Committee. Subjects discussed in the file include the prices of commodities and the need for price controls; the membership of the committee; the licensing status of retailers and catering establishments, including shops, hotels, public houses, and air-raid shelter canteens; the provision of ration books; and the supplies of commodity foods, including sugar, meat, potatoes, eggs, bread, butter, cheese, flour, milk, and tea. Other subjects covered include special Christmas provisions; special provisions for certain groups, including H.M. Forces personnel, sick and disabled people, Jews, vegetarians, mothers, children, industrial workers, charity workers, firewatchers, merchant seamen, and railway workers; the impact of air raids, including damage to retail premises and food stocks; infringements of statutory orders, including overcharging and the abuse of rationing; food preparation recommendations; and provisions for emergency food supply arrangements.


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