Reference MAF 67/81
Title Food Control Committees Selected Minutes. Lancashire. Manchester 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, Official Correspondence, Letters and Statements from the Public
Civil Defence Regions Region 10: North Western (Manchester HQ)
Locations Iceland, Lancashire, Manchester, Wythenshawe
Organisations Enforcement Sub-Committee, Food Control Committee


A file of documents relating to the Food Control Committee of the Manchester area. Subjects discussed in the file include the appointment of the committee's staff; the financial arrangements of the committee; applications for the registration and licensing of establishments, including retail and catering establishments, clubs, hospitals, and voluntary organisations; Emergency Powers (Defence) legislation; the admission of the press to committee meetings; and the enforcement of statutory orders, including prosecutions and fines for overcharging, unauthorised trading, the misuse of ration books, and refusals to serve registered customers. Other subjects covered include the provision of commodity foods, including sugar, eggs, bread, fruit, vegetables, fish, cheese, and meat; damage to food stocks by air raids; the disposal and preservation of surplus foods; appeals against the decisions of the committee; the destruction of vermin; and emergency food provisions and shopping facilities.


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