Reference MAF 67/151
Title Food Control Committees Selected Minutes. Sussex E. and W. Midhurst R.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 12: South Eastern (Tunbridge Wells HQ)
Locations Midhurst, Sussex, United States of America
Organisations Enforcement Sub-Committee, Food Control Committee, Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes, Royal Army Service Corps, Rural District Councils


A file of documents relating to the Midhurst Rural District Food Control Committee. Subjects covered in the file include the administration of the committee, including the appointment of staff, financial statements, the installation of telephonic communications, and the admission of the press to meetings; the registration and licensing of retail and catering establishments, including canteens, youth centres, shops, restaurants, convents, hotels, militia camps, and schools; applications by consumers to change retailers; and the provision of rationed foods, including dairy, meat, sugar, and fruit. Other subjects discussed include the preservation of food; the provision of cooking demonstrations; mutual assistance pacts; the assistance of volunteers; the provision of new ration books and coupons, including documents for travellers; special provisions for certain groups, including unregistered customers, beekeepers, children, service personnel, and evacuees; and the prosecution of rationing order offences by the Enforcement Sub-Committee.


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