London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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Finsbury 1937

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

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The following matters are presented in the form required by
the Home Office:—

Inspection of Factories, Workshops and Workplaces.

Premises.Inspections.Written Notices.Prosecutions
Factories (including Factory Laundries)1,817199Nil
Workshops (including Workshop Laundries)1,12178Nil
Workplaces (other than Outworkers' premises)10620Nil

Defects Found in Factories, Workshops and Workplaces.

Particulars.FoundRemediedReferred to H.M. InspectorNo. of Prosecutions
Nuisances under Public Health Acts—
Want of cleanliness185176--
Want of ventilation4848--
Want of drainage of floors22
Other nuisances188179--
Sanitary accommodationInsufficient55--
Unsuitable or Defective230230--
Not separate for the sexes1515
Offences under the Factory and Work-shop Acts—
Illegal occupation of underground bakehouses (S. 101)----
Other offences (excluding offences re-lating to outwork which are dealt with in Part 3 of this report)

There were 16 matters outstanding at the close of the year.