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[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for London County Council]
Annual Report of the London County Council, 1912.
Death Rales in Council's Dwellings.
The population thus dealt with comprised 28,121 persons, and the death-rate at "all ages," after correction for age and sex distribution, was 8.4 per 1,000 living, compared with 15 0 for London:—
|Cause of death.||Death-rate per 1,000 living, 1912.|
|All Causes—All Ages||8.4||15.0|
|„ „ age 0—5||202||45.2|
|,, ,, ,, 5—20||1.6||2.6|
|„ ,, „ 20 and upwards||8.4||15.5|
|Principal epidemic diseases (excluding Diarrhœa)||1.0||1.0|
|Tubercular diseases other than Phthisis||02||0.4|
The administration of the Common Lodging Houses Acts devolved upon the Council in 1894.
By the passing of the London County Council (General Powers) Act, 1902, the Council obtained powers
to license common lodging-houses annually. New by-laws for the regulation of common lodginghouses
came into force on the 1st October, 1903.
In the following table will be seen the number of houses, the authorised number of lodgers, the number of convictions, with the penalties inflicted, and other particulars during each year since 1894:—
|Year.||No. of houses on register.||Authorised number of lodgers.||No. of day visits by inspectors.||No. of night visits.||No. of prosecutions.||No. of convictions.||Penalties and costs.||No. of cases of infectious disease.|
Proceedings before the magistrate were instituted in five cases, resulting in five convictions, the
penalties inflicted amounting to £5 5s. with £2 costs.
The number of cases of notifiable infectious disease—other than phthisis—reported in common
lodging houses was as follows: Erysipelas, 4; diphtheria, 3; scarlet fever, 2; total, 9.