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City of Westminster 1958

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Westminster, City of]

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48
Disinfection, Disinfestation and Cleansing of PersonsArrangements
with the Holborn Borough Council
The arrangement between the City Council and the Holborn Borough
Council whereby the latter undertook to carry out, on agreed terms, the
work of disinfection, disinfestation and cleansing of persons, and the
provision of the necessary transport therefor, continued.
The arrangement came into operation on the 3rd September, 1956,
and is working satisfactorily with resulting economies to both Councils.

The following is a summary of the work carried out for Westminster during the year:—

Disinfection and Disinfestation

RoomsArticlesArticles WashedBooks
Disinfection15915,732233218
Disinfestation5112,097--
Cleansing of Persons
ScabiesHead LiceBody Lice
TreatmentsTreatmentsTreatments
Men150_191
Women6213
Children12
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Burial or Cremation of the Dead
Under the provisions of Section 50 of the National Assistance Act,
1948, it is the duty of the City Council as a Sanitary Authority to cause
to be buried or cremated the body of any person who has died or is
found dead in the area, where no other arrangements have been made
for the disposal of the body.
The Council is empowered to recover the cost of burial from the
estate of the deceased, and is eligible to receive payments in respect of


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