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[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for London County Council]
Annual Report of the London County Council, 1912.
The following table, which is compiled entirely from information contained in the annual reports, shows the action taken by sanitary authorities in respect of smoke nuisance during the year, so far as this is stated in those reports.
|Metropolitan borough.||Observations and inspections.||Nuisances and complaints.||Intimations.||Statutory Notices.||Summonses.|
|Bethnal Green||100 ( „ )||24||26||3||—|
|Hammersmith||20 (premises)||A number||8||16||2|
|Westminster, City of||1,722||43(a)||142||8||—|
Housing of the Working Classes.
Article V of the regulations made by the Local Government Board in September, 1910, under
this Act, requires that the "medical officer of health shall include in his annual report information and
particulars in tabular form in regard to the number of dwelling houses inspected under and for the
purposes of section 17 of the Act of 1909, the number of dwelling houses which on inspection were
considered to be in a state so dangerous or injurious to health as to be unfit for human habitation, the
number of representations made to the local authority with a view to the making of closing orders,
the number of closing orders made, the number of dwelling houses the defects in which were remedied
without the making of closing orders, the number of dwelling houses which, after the making of
closing orders, were put into a fit state for human habitation, and the general character of the
defects found to exist. He shall also include any other information and particulars which he may
consider desirable in regard to the work of inspection under the said section."
Information of these proceedings is not given in tabular form in several of the reports, and the following table has been mainly compiled from the information otherwise contained in them:—
|politan borough.||No. of houses inspected.||No. of houses dealt with under • Seotion 15.||No. of representations, 1912.||No. of closing orders, 1912.||No. of houses, defects remedied without closing orders.||No. of houses, defects remedied after closing orders||No. of houses demolished.||Remarks.|
|Fulham||44||44||3||8 other houses voluntarily closed.|
|Continued on next page.|
|(a) Complaints only.|