Catalogue description War Cabinet: War Priorities Committee: Minutes and Memoranda

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Reference: CAB 40
Title: War Cabinet: War Priorities Committee: Minutes and Memoranda

The series contains minutes of the main Committee, a Joint Priority Board, and a number of sub-committees on individual commodities and special problems.

Date: 1917-1919

Arrangement is by former file reference

Related material:

For records of the Flax Control Board see:

BT 13

BT 55

BT 62

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

War Cabinet, War Priorities Committee, 1917-1918

Physical description: 171 file(s)
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1964 Cabinet Office

Accruals: No future accruals expected
Administrative / biographical background:

The War Priorities Committee was set up on 21 September 1917 under the chairmanship of Jan Smuts. Originally, it was intended as an Aerial Operations Committee to report on conditions in the aircraft industry. However at the first meeting it was decided to reconstitute it as a standing committee on all aspects of munitions programmes. It operated through various inter-departmental boards or sub-committees each dealing with a particular subject or commodity. There was also a permanent sub-committee.

The War Priorities Committee was dissolved on 17 December 1918.

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