Catalogue descriptionMinistry of Food: Services Department: Regional Administration Group
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Ministry of Food: Services Department: Regional Administration Group
This series contains papers relating to the general administrative control of the regional organisation and local offices, enforcement work and liaison with local Food Control Committees (representing the consumer). A small selection of regional office files have been included as specimens. The papers generally date between 1940 and 1955. Exceptionally a few papers outside this date range have been included to preserve continuity.
Ministry of Food, Services Department, Regional Administration Group, 1947-1955
Administrative / biographical background:
The Regional Administration Group was responsible for the Ministry of Food's regional organisation and for enforcement work. The United Kingdom was divided into seventeen Divisional Food Areas which under later re-organisation were renamed Regions. Each was in the charge of a Regional Food Officer whose function was to enforce the policy of the ministry and to be responsible for the local Food Offices in his Region.
The Headquarters Division concerned was responsible for the general administrative control of the regional and local offices and for liaison with local Food Control Committees which had been set up under the Food Control Committee (Constitution) Order S.R.O. 1943 No 1304 to represent the interests of local consumers and provide a channel of communication between the Ministry and the buying public.
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