Reference MAF 67/172
Title Food Control Committees Selected Minutes. Yorkshire E. and W. Flaxton 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 1: Northern (Newcastle HQ)
Locations Flaxton, Yorkshire
Organisations Enforcement Sub-Committee, Food Control Committee, General Post Office, Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes, Rural District Councils


A file of documents relating to the Flaxton Rural District Food Control Committee. Subjects covered in the file include the administration of the committee, including the appointment of staff, office equipment provisions, and financial accounts; the licensing of catering and retail establishments, including canteens, clubs, mental institutions, military hospitals, and an aircraft repair depot; proposals for notices about rationing orders in Post Offices and the press; applications from consumers to change retailers; and special provisions for disabled people, charity organisations, first-aid workers, and agricultural workers, and for the celebrations of the coronation of Elizabeth II. Other subjects discussed include the provision and replacement of ration books; the enforcement of statutory orders, including prosecutions for slaughtering offences; the provision of sugar for jam- and marmalade-making in order to preserve surplus fruit; the provision of commodity food rations, including milk, meat, cooking fats, and sugar; and the provision of nutritional welfare foods.


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