Catalogue descriptionMinistry of Food: Services Department: Services Secretariat

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Details of MAF 103
Reference: MAF 103
Title: Ministry of Food: Services Department: Services Secretariat
Description:

Records of the Secretariat of the Ministry of Food which dealt with general aspects of nutritional and food consumption policy, food distribution, export policy. Most of the papers are dated from 1940 until 1955.

Date: 1940-1957
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
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Ministry of Food, Services Department, Services Secretariat, 1947-1955

Physical description: 259 file(s)
Administrative / biographical background:

The Services Department of the Ministry of Food came into being at the time of the general re-organisation in January 1947 and comprised four groups and a Secretariat. The Services Secretariat acted as a co-ordinating body for the work of the Services Department and provided secretarial assistance for committees sponsored by the department. It also dealt with matters of general policy outside the scope of any one division. Its Export Policy Branch was responsible for ensuring that the food export policy of the ministry conformed to the principles laid down by the Government and inter-departmental committees.

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