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Paddington 1960

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

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The Ministry of Health has requested that the following figures
regarding factories and outworkers should be annexed to the Annual
Annual Report of the Medical Officer of Health in respect of the year
1960 for the Metropolitan Borough of Paddington in the County of
Prescribed Particulars on the Administration of the
Factories Act, 1937
Part 1 of the Act

1. Inspections for purposes of provisions as to health (including inspections made by Public Health Inspectors).

Premises (1)Number on Register (2)Number of
Inspections (3)Written notices (4)Occupiers prosecuted (5)
(i) Factories in which Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 are to be enforced by Local Authorities52440053
(ii) Factories not included in (i) in which Section 7 is enforced by the Local Authority98506-
(iii) Other Premises in which Section 7 is enforced by the Local Authority (excluding out-workers' premises)29

2. Cases in which defects were found.

ParticularsNumber of cases in which defects were foundNumber of cases in which prosecutions were instituted
By H.M. Inspector
To H.M. Inspector
Want of cleanliness (S.1)2610---
Overcrowding (S.2)
Unreasonable temperature (S.3)2—-
Inadequate ventilation (S.4)21111
Ineffective drainage of floors (S.6)
Sanitary Conveniences (S.7)
(a) Insufficient31
(b) Unsuitable or defective111
(c) Not separate for sexes
Other offences against the Act (not including offences relating to Outwork)81