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Islington 1927

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

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Defects found in Factories, Workshops and Workplaces.

Particulars.Number of Defects.No. of Prosecutions.
Found.Remedied.Referred to H.M. Inspector.
Nuisances under the Public Health Acts :—*
Want of cleanliness2727
Want of ventilation33
Want of drainage of floors
Other nuisances1010
Sanitary accommodationinsufficient1717
unsuitable or defective5050
not separate for sexes
Offences under the Factory and Workshop Acts:—
Illegal occupation of underground bakehouse (s. 101)
Other offences
(Excluding offences relating to outwork and offences under the Sections mentioned in the Schedule to the Ministry of Health (Factories and Workshops Transfer of Powers) Order, 192166

*Including those specified in sections 2, 3, 7 and, 8 of the Factory and
Workshop Act, 1901, as remediable under the Public Health Acts.