During the Second World War the British government was constantly monitoring the success of its various policies concerning the Home Front. The government was also aware of the possibility that it might be necessary to introduce legislation to deal with any emerging problems.

It is December 1941. You have been asked to write a report on Rationing. This is to be divided into two sections.

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(1) A report on rationing since the outbreak of the war.

Things you should consider include:

(a) Why did the government introduce rationing?

(b) How did the rationing system work?

(c) What foods were rationed?

(d) Why did the government established a committee of nutritional experts to advise the War Cabinet?

(e) How were children treated differently to adults?

(e) What change to the rationing system did the government introduce in June 1940?

(2) A report that includes proposals about the changes that you would like to see in government policy. These proposals will then be discussed and voted on by the rest of the class.

Things you should consider include:

(a) Is the government's rationing system working well?

(b) Should the government make changes to the rationing system?

(c) Should the government keep the rationing system even after the war has finished?