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Paddington 1960

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Paddington, Metropolitan Borough of]

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The Motor Cycles (Protective Helmets) Regulations, 1957,
prescribe the British Standards for helmets.
HAIRDRESSERS AND BARBERS.—There are 90 (87) hairdressers
and barbers establishments in the Borough registered under
the London County Council (General Powers) Act, 1954.
SHOPS ACTS.—The Shops Acts Inspectors made 452 (1,361)
inspections during the year. No statutory action was necessary, any
contraventions found being dealt with informally.
BAKEHOUSES.—At the end of the year there were 12 (13) level
bakehouses and 1 (1) underground bakehouse in operation.
COMMON LODGING HOUSES.—The only common lodging
house in the Borough closed during 1960.
RAG FLOCK ACT.—Four (4) premises where filling material is
used were on the register at the end of the year. There are no
premises in the Borough where rag flock is manufactured or stored.
PHARMACY AND POISONS ACTS.—At the end of the year
the register contained the names of 92 (94) persons entitled to sell
the poisons scheduled in Part II of the Poisons List.
279 (272) plans were deposited for drainage work in existing
PET ANIMALS ACT.—Four (4) applications for licences were
made and granted. All the applicants had held licences previously.
BURIALS.—During the year 42 (58) burials and 2 (2) cremations
were arranged under the National Assistance Act, 1948.
MORTUARY.—Bodies from Paddington are now taken to the St.
Pancras Borough Council mortuary when private arrangements are
not made. During the year 285 (209) bodies were taken there and
284 (206) post mortem examinations were carried out.