A History of the Ministry of Information, 1939-46

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Wartime Social Survey

New Series Regional H. 12

An Inquiry made by the Wartime Social Survey for the Ministry of Food.

Interviewing 1st to 13th March 1943.

A sample of 2535 housewives selected in representative proportions from different regions, income groups and age groups was interviewed.

The purpose of the inquiry was to find out whether housewives were able to obtain (either by growing them themselves or buying from shops) all the vegetables they required, and why they did not buy certain sorts of vegetables.

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