Catalogue descriptionMinistry of Food: Supply Department: Cereals Group
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Details of MAF 84
Ministry of Food: Supply Department: Cereals Group
Files of the Ministry of Food divisions responsible for the procurement, distribution and processing of cereals and cereal products. The papers contained in this series generally date from 1940 to 1955.
This series contains files re-registered from the HG file series: MAF 279
For records of the Cereals Deficiency Payments Unit in the CDG file series see MAF 296
Ministry of Food, Supply Department, Cereals Group, 1943-1955
Immediate source of acquisition:
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:
Early in 1943 the Commodity Divisions of the Ministry of Food responsible for the procurement, distribution and processing of cereals and cereal products were brought together and formed into a self contained group. During the succeeding years there were various regroupings due to changing circumstances, but essentially the basic structure of the group was retained. To provide the machinery for the general administration of the Group Cereals (Central) Division was created. Its functions included the general policy and administrative work; and, in conjunction with the relevant divisions, was concerned with the negotiation of long and short term contracts and agreements. It also maintained the necessary liaison with other departments and bodies at home and overseas on matters relating to cereals and cereal products.
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