For example, Order 1917 No. 132. Otherwise known as the Cake and Pastry Order. Paragraph 1 made me burst out laughing:
"1. No person shall after the 21st April, 1917, make or attempt to make for sale, or after 24th April, 1917, sell or offer to sell or have in his possession for sale:-(a) Any crumpet, muffin, tea cake or fancy bread, or any light or fancy pastries, or any other like article.
(b) Any cake, bun, scone or biscuit, which does not conform to the requirements of the two following provisions of this Order."
Basically, they were making the possession of muffins illegal. 1917 must have been so much fun. Watery beer and no crumpets. He must have been a popular man, the Food Controller.