From the Archives, 1944: Meat rationing begins at the moment

Due to the heavy shopping for on Saturday, it’s not anticipated that there shall be a lot demand for meat to-day, when coupon rationing begins.

Some butchers stored again small provides for at the moment’s customers. Those that bought out utterly on Saturday expect recent provides this morning.

The wrong way to use meat coupons.

The fallacious approach to make use of meat coupons. Credit score:STAFF


“G” coupons have to be surrendered for rationed meat bought to-day. Coupons G1 to G4 shall be accessible for the following fortnight, and the succeeding 4 coupons will grow to be accessible every fortnight thereafter. Coupons could also be used inside the fortnight of concern solely.

Change dockets shall be issued by butchers the place the acquisition doesn’t equal the worth of the coupon, and the dockets shall be legitimate for 14 days from the date of concern.

The Director of Rationing (Mr. J. B. Cumming) suggested all butchers to offer their coupon change within the one group, ideally “A.” the group on which the brand new ready-reckoner was primarily based. This might keep away from a lot pointless calculation.

Coupon change docket.

Coupon change docket.Credit score:STAFF

The meat ration for kids beneath 9 years of age on June 13, 1943. shall be half the grownup ration. Mother and father or custodians of youngsters’s ration books should draw a diagonal line in ink throughout all of the “G” coupons; in any other case the usage of the coupons shall be unlawful.

A coupon scale for customers has been issued by the Rationing Fee, and it have to be exhibited in each butcher’s store. It exhibits the sorts of rationed meat and their ranking within the 4 teams of meat.

Every coupon will entitle the holder to ¾ lb of meat in Group A, 1lb in Group B, 1 half in Group C, or 2lb in Group D. Non-coupon meats are additionally set out on the Fee’s discover