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Stoke Newington 1926

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Stoke Newington, The Metropolitan Borough]

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Part III requires the Local Authority to adopt the
practice of marking the meat which has been inspected at the
time of slaughter, subject to the approval of the Minister of
Health.
Part IV deals with the sale of meat from street stalls.
Part V deals with the sale of meat from shops, stores, etc.
Under Parts IV and V the meat is to be suitably protected
from contamination, especially by street dust and flies; and
sanitary provisions are imposed with reference to the construction
and usage of shops and stores.
Part VI deals, with the transport and handling of meat.
In common with every other Metropolitan Borough Council,
the Stoke Newington Borough Council has not made any arrangements
for the marking of meat (Part III). As there are no street
stalls within the Borough, Part IV does not apply to Stoke Newington.
Part VI has but a very limited application to Stoke Newington,
but applies more particularly to the City and Islington Authorities
concerned with the administration of great Meat Markets and the
control of Distributing Agencies. Therefore I deal only with the
action taken under Parts II and V of the Regulations.
PART II.—SLAUGHTERHOUSES AND SLAUGHTERING.
There are four Private Slaughterhouses in Stoke Newington.
Two of these are in Mr. Matthews' district and two in Mr. Piggott's
district.
REGISTERED SLAUGHTERHOUSES.
Names of Butchers. Situation of Premises.
G. Caton, Ltd. 118, Church Street.
F.Godfrey 108, Green Lanes.
A. Thwaites 55, Nevill Road.
G. Brampton 165, High Street.
Methods of humane slaughtering are adopted. There is very
little slaughtering done in the two Slaughterhouses in Mr. Matthews'
district. The slaughtering in that district is restricted to about


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