Reference MAF 67/214
Title Food Control Committees Selected Minutes. SCOTLAND. Midlothian. City of Edinburgh.
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 11: Scotland (Edinburgh HQ)
Locations Edinburgh, Midlothian
Organisations Auxiliary Fire Service, Civil Defence Service, Enforcement Sub-Committee, Food Control Committee, National Fire Service, Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes


A file of documents relating to the City of Edinburgh Food Control Committee. Subjects covered in the file include the administration of the committee, including the appointment of staff; the prices of commodity foods; the registration and licensing of catering and retail establishments, including shops, Civil Defence Service establishments, canteens, markets, restaurants, fish fryers, hotels, and British Restaurants; and changes to the licensing status of establishments, including transfers, renewals, revocations, extensions, and new applications. Other subjects discussed include the provision of sugar for the preservation of surplus home-grown fruit through jam-making; applications by consumers to change retailers; emergency food provision; the admission of the press into committee meetings; the sale of rationed foods "points-free"; the provision of licenses to enemy aliens and ex-servicemen; and the provision and distribution of commodity foods, including milk, confectionary, horsemeat, dried produce, and soft fruit.


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