V. I. Lenin

The Work of the Food Supply Agencies

Draft Resolution

Written: December 6, 1919
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIV. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 152.2-153.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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A commission to be elected to consider the question.

The chief and most pressing task to be dealt with is, first, renewal and reorganisation of the staffs of the food   supply agencies; second, injecting a spirit of initiative into the work of these organisations.

Practical steps for carrying out these tasks to be outlined as follows:

enlisting the participation of the workers’ co-operatives on the broadest basis;

ditto the bourgeois co-operatives, though on a narrower basis;

developing the workers’ food inspection more rapidly into an organisation of workers’ co-operation in all fields of food supply work;

introducing a bonus system for different groups of office employees, workers and specially recommended persons from among all groups of the population, whose participation in the work should be permitted and encouraged.

The commission is not to be limited to these tasks, which are to be accepted by it as an approximate definition of its general line of work.

Non-food-supply staff workers to be elected to the commission.

I suggest for the commission
      V. D. Bonch-Bruyevich

      Enlist without fail, not as a member of the commission
      Orlov, author of the book The Food Supply Work of the Soviet Government


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