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Finsbury 1937

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

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All the sanitary inspectors were appointed inspectors for the
purposes of the Act, each inspector dealing with the shops in his
district with the exception of the sampling officer who deals with
all shops where food is sold for human consumption.

The summary below indicates the work carried out under the Act during the year:—

No. of visits paid by the Inspectors during the year534
No. of Notices served24
No. of shops in which extra sanitary conveniences were provided11
No. of shops in which means of heating were provided2
No. of shops in which additional ventilation was provided2
No. of exemption certificates granted17

Public Health (London) Act, 1936.—Sec. 224.
This section enables a magistrate's order to be obtained for
the compulsory removal to a suitable hospital or other institution
of aged and infirm persons.
No application was found necessary last year. Efforts were
made to get into touch with relatives, friends or other interested
persons and satisfactory arrangements made for removal to a
suitable institution or care at home.
Aged persons known to the Department to be living alone are
visited periodically to ensure that institutional treatment or care
is obtained if necessary. There were, at the end of the year,
11 persons on the register kept for the purpose, to whom 56 visits
were paid.
Verminous Premises.
Verminous Premises.—The procedure adopted for the
disinfestation of verminous premises was detailed in the Report
for 1934 (p. 83).