The series is chiefly concerned with the business of the Imports Substitution Panel (File SZ/ACSP/4) and the fertilisers and animal feedstuffs and grassland production study groups.
The correspondence (File SZ/CIP/2) is arranged chronologically and spans virtually the full range of the Committee's business. It also includes references to the Midlands Advisory Council [on productivity] with which both Zuckerman and Sir George Schuster, Chairman of the Human Factors Panel, were associated.
The file of papers of the Human Factors Panel (SZ/CIP/5) consists of the minutes of the fourth, fifth, and sixth meetings, 23 June 1949, 28 July 1949, and 18 October 1949, a paper on medical statistics, 24 November 1948, and related correspondence. This Panel dealt with such issues as productivity and technical education and training.
The minutes and papers of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries' Agricultural Output Committee (SZ/CIP/6) complement those of the Imports Substitution Panel, with the emphasis on the economics of food supplies and agriculture and the system of agricultural subsidy.
The small number of minutes and papers of the Economic Planning Board (SZ/CIP/7) relate to fertilisers and grassland production.
The papers of the Cabinet Investment Programmes Committee (SZ/CIP/8) consist of the minutes of the 11th meeting, 20 January 1949, a paper by the Ministry of Fuel and Power on the oil investment programme, 18 December 1948, and a report on capital investment in 1951 and 1952, 24 April 1950.SZ addressed the Scottish Economic Conference, his main theme being grassland productivity. File SZ/CIP/9 consists chiefly of background papers used in preparing his speech, and press-cuttings reporting the Conference.