Catalogue description Ministry of Food: Nationalisation of Food Industries: Unregistered Papers

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Reference: MAF 281
Title: Ministry of Food: Nationalisation of Food Industries: Unregistered Papers

This series contains papers, mainly of senior ministry officials, concerning the preparation, in 1949 to 1951, of proposals for nationalisation of certain parts of the food industry. The papers include submissions to the Ministry of Food from the industries concerned expressing their opposition to the proposals. The papers were not placed on registered files at the time of their creation, for reasons of security.

Date: 1948-1951

Papers are arranged in numerical order under file prefixes allocated to papers dealing with each of the food trades covered.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 65 file(s)
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The work on proposals to nationalise parts of the food industry was undertaken after the publication in April 1949 of the policy document Labour believes in Britain, which included the intention of taking the sugar industry and the meat trade and cold storage industry into public ownership. The change of government in 1951 brought about a reversal of the outgoing government's plans for nationalisation.

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