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[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for London County Council]
Annual Report of the London County Council, 1912.
I append the following tables summarising the information obtained on the night of the 9th
February, 1912 :—
Table I. shows the number of homeless persons found in streets and on staircases, and the distribution
in sanitary areas.
Table II. shows the authorised accommodation in common lodging-houses, the number of beds
occupied, and the number of beds vacant in the City of London and in each metropolitan
Table III. shows the free accommodation in shelters provided by philanthropic bodies, and licensed
by the Council, but does not include the beds in ordinary common lodging houses
occupied by persons, on the night of the census, whose accommodation was paid for by
Table IV. shows the accommodation in shelters not licensed as common lodging houses.
Table V• summarises the information contained in the second and third paragraphs of the report, and
shows the total number of persons who might be regarded as homeless on the ground of
being unable to pay for a bed, but does not include persons permanently provided for
in public institutions.
(Signed) W. H. Hamer,
Medical Officer of Health.
9th February, 1912.
dumber of Homeless Persons found in the streets and on staircases distributed according to
|Sanitary area.||Men.||Women.||Young persons.|
|City of London||140||8||-|
|Islington||71||53||3 youths 1 girl|