Catalogue description War Cabinet and Cabinet: Defence Committee (Supply): Minutes and Papers (DC(S) and SAA Series)

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Reference: CAB 70
Title: War Cabinet and Cabinet: Defence Committee (Supply): Minutes and Papers (DC(S) and SAA Series)
Description:

This series consists of minutes, memoranda and papers of the Defence Committee (Supply) and of its Sub-Committee on the Allocation of Small Arms Ammunition.

Date: 1940-1946
Arrangement:

Subject and chronological

Related material:

File series of the Committee continue in CAB 131

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: DC(S) and SAA file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Cabinet, Defence Committee (Supply), 1945-1946

Cabinet, Defence Committee, Sub-Committee on the Allocation of Small Arms Ammunition, 1945-1946

War Cabinet, Defence Committee (Supply), 1940-1945

War Cabinet, Defence Committee, Sub-Committee on the Allocation of Small Arms Ammunition, 1940-1945

Physical description: 13 volume(s)
Immediate source of acquisition:

Cabinet Office , from 1969

Accruals: No future accruals expected
Administrative / biographical background:

The Defence Committee (Supply) was one of two panels of the Defence Committee (the other being Operations), which was established following the appointment of Winston Churchill as Prime Minister and Minister of Defence in May 1940, and was a successor to the Military Co-ordination Committee.

The Defence Committee (Supply) had flexible membership made up of Supply Ministers and Service representatives, and was summoned by Churchill to deal with particular crises in the supply of equipment to the armed forces. It declined in importance during the Second World War, with meetings becoming fewer, as the production and supply machinery of the Ministry of Production became established.

The Defence Committee continued after the war, being succeeded by the Defence and Oversea Policy Committee in 1964.

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