Reference MAF 67/43
Title Food Control Committees Selected Minutes. Durham. Billingham U.D.
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
Civil Defence Regions Region 1: Northern (Newcastle HQ)
Locations Billingham, Durham
Organisations Enforcement Sub-Committee, Food Control Committee


A file of documents relating to meetings of the Billingham Urban District Food Control Committee and its Enforcement Sub-Committee. Subjects discussed in the file include the staffing of the committee, including the appointment of food executive officers; the financial arrangements of the committee; the registration and licensing of retailers and catering establishments, including travelling shops and British Restaurants; the prices of commodity foods and the need for price controls; and the provision of commodity foods including meat, tea, sugar, eggs, fruit, milk, butter, bacon, vegetables, and confectionary. Other subjects covered include the provision of ration books; the enforcement of orders; the issue of food shortages; special provisions for certain groups, including volunteers, manufacturers, children, mothers, disabled people, beekeepers, industrial workers, the homeless, and military personnel; the maintenance of food quality; the destruction of retail premises in air raids; arrangements for livestock farmers; and precautions for the preservation of food.


administration, agricultural production, agriculture, air force personnel, air raids, animal feed, bacon, bomb damage, British Restaurants, business, butter, cakes, canning, cereals, cheese, children, civil consumption, committee members, communal feeding, confectionary, coupons, dairy, disability, distribution, eggs, elections, emergency procedures, employment, family, farmers, fats, female labour, finance, fish, flour, food preparation, food processing, food quality, food shortages, food supplies, fruit, government committees, homelessness, honey, identity cards, industrial workers, industry, infants, infrastructure, insurance, labour supply, law, licensing, livestock, local authorities, margarine, material supplies, meat, merchant seamen, military rations, milk, motor vehicles, naval personnel, nutrition, offences, onions, pigs, pork, poultry, preserves, price controls, prices, public health, rabbits, ration books, rationing, recruitment, retail, salvage, sanitation, soap, soldiers, sugar, surplus, tea, telephonic communications, tomatoes, unrationed foods, vaccination, vegetables, volunteers, welfare, wholesale, wives, working conditions

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