Food In war Time

Public Information leaflet No 4 was concerned with the provision of food in war-time.

The Government had during the last 18 months had built up considerable reserves of foodstuff along with arrangements to control the supply and distribution.

Householders were advised that in war-time the supply of food may be affected by air-raid damage. They could help by getting in some extra supplies in case of emergency. This store could be drawn on for every day use and replacing it so the stock was continually changing and would not perish.

The leaflet also dealt with the arrangements of distributing food in war-time, price controls and the rationing scheme for certain foods (which in the first instance would be butcher’s meat, bacon and ham, sugar, butter and margarine, and cooking fats).

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