Reference MAF 67/98
Title Food Control Committees Selected Minutes. London. City of Westminster
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, Memoranda
Civil Defence Regions Region 5: London
Locations Eire, Iceland, London, United States of America, Westminster
Organisations City Councils, Enforcement Sub-Committee, Food Control Committee, Home Guard, Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes


A file of documents relating to the City of Westminster Food Control Committee. Subjects covered in the file include the administration of the committee, including its staffing and financial arrangements; the registration and licensing of catering and retail establishments, including clubs, canteens, restaurants, shops, and institutions; prosecutions for rationing order offences, including fines and imprisonment for overcharging, fraud, and unauthorised sales; and the provision of rationed commodities, including dairy, animal feed, meat, fruit, bread, vegetables, soap, clothing, and alcohol. Other subjects discussed include the destruction of vermin; the work of the Emergency Salvage Committee; the shopping problems of war workers; the provision of ration books; the issue of food wastage; the closure of establishments due to bomb damage; the domestic and foreign sourcing of food; special provisions for certain groups including workers and children; emergency ration document and food provisions; and the preservation of food.


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