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Finsbury 1937

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Finsbury Borough]

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Particulars of Inspections.

L. Inspection of Dwelling-houses during the year :—

(1) (a) Total number of dwelling-houses inspected for housing defects (under Public Health or Housing Acts)2,394
(b) Number of inspections made for the purpose2,634
(2) (a) Number of dwelling-houses (included under sub-head (1) above) which were inspected and recorded under the Housing Consolidated Regulations, 1925748
(b) Number of inspections made for the purpose915
(3) Number of dwelling-houses found to be in a state so dangerous or injurious to health as to be unfit for human habitation0
(4) Number of dwelling-houses (exclusive of those referred to under the preceding sub-head) found not to be in all respects reasonably fit for human habitation1,503
2. Remedy of Defects during the year without Service of Formal Notices:—
Number of defective dwelling-houses rendered fit in consequence of informal action by the local authority or their officers38
3. Action under Statutory Powers during the year :—
(a) Proceedings under Sections 9, 10 and 16 of the Housing Act, 1936 :—
(1) Number of dwelling-houses in respect of which notices were served requiring repairs0