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Holborn 1960

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

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2. Cases in which defects were found.

PARTICULARSNumber of Cases in which Defects wereNumber of Cases in which Prosecutions were Instituted
To H.M. InspectorBy H.M. Inspector
Want of Cleanliness (S.1)11
Overcrowding (S.2)
Unreasonable Temperature (S.3)
Inadequate Ventilation (S.4)
Ineffective Drainage of Floors (S.6)
Sanitary Conveniences (S.7)—
(a) Insufficient
(b) Unsuitable or Defective20175_
(c) Not separate for Sexes111
Other offences against the Act (not including offences relating to Outwork)4311
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Part VIII of the Act
Section 110 of the Factories Act, 1937, requires that where, in certain specified
industries, work is given by an employer or contractor to be done by workers outside his
factory, lists containing the names and addresses of such workers must be forwarded
to the Local Authority. Section 111 has the object of preventing such work being carried
out in premises which are insanitary or in which infectious disease is present.

The following table gives the number and type of such premises in the Borough, and the nature of the work carried out:—

Type of Specified WorkSection 110Section 111
No. of Outworkers in August List required by Sect. 110(1) (c)No. of Cases of Default in Sending Lists to the CouncilNo. of Prosecutions for Failure to Supply ListsNo. of Instances of Work in Unwholesome PremisesNotices servedProsecutions
Wearing Apparel— Making, &c.231-----
Cleaning and Washing1
Household Linen2
Lace, Lace Curtains and Nets3-----
Artificial Flowers1-
Cosaques, Christmas Crackers, Christmas Stockings, &c.53--
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