Reference MAF 67/65
Title Food Control Committees Selected Minutes. Kent. Dover 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, Official Correspondence, Letters and Statements from the Public
Civil Defence Regions Region 12: South Eastern (Tunbridge Wells HQ)
Locations Dover, Kent
Organisations Food Control Committee


A file of documents relating to the Borough of Dover Food Control Committee. Subjects covered in the file include the administration of the committee, including the appointment and wages of staff; the enforcement of statutory orders; the provision of commodities, including sugar, butter, meat, milk, cheese, eggs, clothing, bread, and potatoes; and the registration and licensing of establishments, including retailers, schools, clubs, and bakers. Other subjects discussed include the issue of food shortages; the distribution of ration books; consumers' applications to change retailers; the prices of food; special provisions for certain groups, including charities, military personnel, mothers, children, German prisoners of war, holidaymakers, and manufacturers; the preservation of food; a welfare scheme for nutritional food provision; appeals against the decisions of the committee; and prosecutions for the infringement of rationing orders, including the levying of fines against offenders.


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