Catalogue descriptionMinistry of Food: Establishment Department: British Food Mission, Ottawa

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Details of MAF 104
Reference: MAF 104
Title: Ministry of Food: Establishment Department: British Food Mission, Ottawa

The files, which deal with arrangements of food supplies, are not a single series and apparently originated with the British Food Mission.

Date: 1943-1953
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Ministry of Food, British Food Mission, Ottawa, 1942-1953

Physical description: 123 file(s)
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The conduct of negotiations on behalf of the Ministry of Food for the purchase of foodstuffs from the Canadian Government was at first the responsibility of the British Food Mission in Washington. An office was established in Ottawa in 1942 which remained an integral part of the Washington Mission until July 1947 when a separate Mission for Canada was formed. The Canadian Mission remained in being until 30th October 1953 when it was closed because of the virtual cessation of bulk buying of foodstuffs.

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