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Reference MAF 67/164
Title Food Control Committees Selected Minutes. Warwickshire. Sutton Coldfield 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, Memoranda
Civil Defence Regions Region 9: Midlands (Birmingham HQ)
Locations Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire
Organisations Civil Defence Service, Enforcement Sub-Committee, Food Control Committee, General Post Office, Home Guard, National Fire Service, Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes

Description

A file of documents relating to the Sutton Coldfield Food Control Committee. Subjects discussed in the file include the administration of the committee, including the appointment of staff; the licensing of retail, catering, and residential establishments, including shops, canteens, healthcare institutions, religious and youth organisations, and schools; the provision of rationed commodity foods, including, dairy, fats, meat, confectionary, and animal feed; the provision of ration books; the registration of consumers; and special provisions for certain groups, including military personnel, the Civil Defence Services, and the Home Guard. Other subjects covered include the distribution of rationed foods; the enforcement of statutory orders, including prosecutions for offences such as overcharging; emergency food provisions; mutual assistance pacts; the preservation of food and the use of surplus home-grown fruit; the closure of retailers; vermin control; food shortages, food wastage, and food quality; and the provision of nutritional foods.

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