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[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for London County Council]
Annual Report of the London County Council, 1912.
The number of applications following table:—
received and certificates granted during 1912 is shown in the
|Metropolitan borough.||No. of houses for which applications for certificates were received during 1912.||No. of tenements comprised therein.||No. of tenements for which applications for certificates were|
|Granted.||Refused.||Deferred or withdrawn.|
|Westminster, City of||7||23||11||12||—|
Section 35 of the Housing and Town Planning Act extends to common lodging-houses, at which
the charge does not exceed sixpence per night, the provisions of Section 11 of the Revenue Act, and hence
reference is made in some of the reports to the action taken by medical officers of health in respect of
these houses. In certain instances modifications and improvements of houses were made by
keepers with a view to their obtaining exemption from inhabited house duty.
Factory and Workshop Act, 1901.
Section 132 of the Factory and Workshop Act, 1901, requires that every medical officer of health
shall every year report specifically on the administration of the Act in workshops and workplaces in the
district under his supervision. A form of table is prescribed by the Home Secretary and contains a
summary of the inspections made and the defects found and remedied in workshops and factories,
together with other information that lends itself to statistical statement.
It will be seen from the following table, comparing the work done in 1912 with that done in previous years that there is little variation from year to year in the number of defects found, although there has been some increase in the number of workshops under inspection.
|Number of workshops on register||36,632||37,891||37,673||37,782||37,742||43,035||44,592|
|Number of inspections, excluding inspections of outworkers' premises||79,526||81,171||84,058||84,174||89,040||89,995||84,854|
|Total number of defects found||19,407||22,071||22,012||21,522||21,888||21,013||20,946|
|Want of cleanliness||7,206||8,319||7,130||7,256||7,248||6,725||6,734|
|Want of ventilation.||736||652||639||727||607||681||594|
|Unsuitable or defective||3,717||4,229||5,255||5,377||5,402||5,516||5,289|
|Not separate for sexes||251||388||376||292||312||277||324|