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Port of London 1912

Report for the year ended 31st December 1912 of the Medical Officer of Health for the Port of London

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(e) Overcrowding.
This was found in the case of three boats, as follows :—
The canal boat "Maud," registered Berkhamsted, No. 410, was inspected on the
29th February, 1912. The fore cabin, which is registered for one adult, was filled up
with spare gear, &c. The after cabin, registered for four adults, was occupied by two
adults and five children. A complaint was sent to the owner on the 1st March.
The boat was again met with on the 18th March and found to be in the same
condition.
On the 3rd July the boat was again inspected, when the infringement was found to
have been remedied.
The canal boat "Isleworth," registered Uxbridge, No. 466, for three adults aft,
was inspected on the 15th May, 1912. The after cabin was found to be occupied by
two adults and three children. A complaint was sent to the owners on the 16th May
1912. The boat was again inspected on the 15th June and found to be in the same
condition.
A further communication was sent to the owners, and on the 8th July I received
information that the infringement had been remedied.
The canal boat "Nantwich," registered Berkhamsted, No. 440, was inspected on
the 16th September, 1912. The fore cabin was registered for one adult, and the after
cabin for three adults. The after cabin was admitted to be occupied for sleeping
purposes by two adults and four children, it being stated by the person in charge that
the children were too young to occupy the fore cabin alone. A complaint was sent to
the owners in respect of the infringement, and on the 19th November I received
information that the infringement had been remedied.
(f) Separation of the Sexes.
The following boats were found unlawfully occupied by persons of the opposite sex,
not being man and wife :—
The canal boat "Islington," registered Uxbridge, No. 465, was inspected on the
15th May, 1912, when the after cabin was found to occupied by a man and his wife,
and a male person above the age of 14 years. A complaint was sent to the owners
on the 15th May, and on the 8th July I received information that the infringement
had been remedied.
The canal boat "Weaver," registered Brentford, No. 316, was inspected on the
7th November, 1912, when the after cabin was found to be occupied by a man and
his wife, and a male person above the age of 14 years. A complaint was sent to
the owner on the 8th November in respect of the infringement, and again on the
21st December, 1912, but no reply has been received, and the boat has not since
been seen in the Port.
(q) Cleanliness.

The following boats were found to require cleansing, and those on which the necessary improvement was made are marked accordingly*:—

1912.
Jan. 21" Reliance "registered Berkhamsted, No. 441.
Feb. 29*" Maud "No. 410.
March 6*"Hilda"„ Wolverhampton, No. 945.
„ 8*"Sarah"„ Brentford, No. 85.
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