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[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Strand District, London]
32 ON THE SANITARY CONDITION OF
|1898.||Average of previous 7 years|
In some instances where persons die in public institutions, the
addresses at which they resided previously to admission is not
definitely known, but in this Table no deaths are included unless
the persons had a definite address in the area.
Inhabited House Duty Exemption.—With a view to secure
uniformity in granting of certificates for this object, the Metropolitan
Branch of the Society of Medical Officers of Health
1. That in no case should a Medical Officer of Health examine
a house with a view to giving a certificate under these Acts until
he is absolutely satisfied—as advised in the letter from the Local
Government Board, dated the 15th August, 1892—that the house
in question comes within the sections of the Acts.
2. That for a certificate under these Acts the following
requirements should be complied with :—
(a) A definite minimum height and superficial area for
living and sleeping rooms, as defined by " The London
Building Act, 1894."
(b) A sufficient and available supply of water on each floor.
(c) At least one water closet, properly supplied with water,
for every twelve occupants (or less) on each floor.
(d) The drainage of the premises to be in accordance with
the regulations recognised by the Authority in whose
jurisdiction the house is situated.
(e) Accommodation for clothes washing to be provided,
sufficient for the number of persons inhabiting the