Reference MAF 67/52
Title Food Control Committees Selected Minutes. Essex. Romford M.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
Civil Defence Regions Region 5: London
Locations Essex, Romford
Organisations Enforcement Sub-Committee, Food Control Committee, Licensing Sub-Committee, Royal Observer Corps


A file of documents relating to the Romford Metropolitan Borough Food Control Committee. Subjects discussed in the file include the administration of the committee, including the appointment of committee members and the committee's arrangements for finance, equipment, and accommodation. The documents also cover applications for retail and catering licences, including butchers, greengrocers, residential and religious establishments, workers' canteens, tea clubs, sports clubs, schools, cafés, and British Restaurants; the prices of commodities, including maximum prices; and the provision of rationed goods, including meat, butter, sugar, fruit, vegetables, milk, eggs, animal feed, potatoes, and soap. Other subjects covered include the issue of food shortages; the provision of ration books; infringements of rationing orders, including overcharging; special provisions for certain groups, including weekly seamen, the elderly, manufacturers, evacuees, and heavy manual workers; the preservation of food, including canning, jam-making, freezing, and drying; the provision of night meals; and the licensing status of establishments.


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