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City of London 1948

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PHARMACY AND MEDICINES ACT, 1941.
The provisions of the above Act were carried out without recourse to legal proceedings and
without special difficulty.
FERTILIZERS AND FEEDING STUFFS ACT, 1926.
The provisions of the above Act were carried out without recourse to legal proceedings and
without special difficulty. 52 inspections were made.
MERCHANDISE MARKS ACT, 1926.
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE (GRADING AND MARKING) ACT, 1928-1931.
No difficulty was experienced during the year in regard to the administration of the above Acts.
PIGEON NUISANCE.
The Corporation, in exercise of their powers under Sec. 121 of the Public Health (London) Act,
1936, from time to time cause the number of pigeons in the City to be reduced when it appears to
them either that their number is excessive, or that complaints of their congregation in certain areas
are justified.
A pigeon-catcher is authorised by the Corporation to carry out the necessary trapping, and during
1948, 1,300 pigeons were destroyed by this means.
CITY MORTUARY.
Bodies received 54
Post Mortem Examinations made 46
Inquest on bodies 26
Inquests held at Holloway Prison Nil
Inquest on fires Nil

DISINFECTION AND CLEANSING OF VERMINOUS PERSONS, ETC.

Export of Clothing, &c.:—
No. of articles disinfected139,191
Cases of horsehair16
Fees received£542
General Disinfection. Infectious Diseases, &c.:—
Articles of clothing and bedding disinfected499
Rooms disinfected after cases of infectious disease35
Lockers at Post Offices disinfected99
Verminous rooms disinfected78
Ambulances, vans, &c., disinfected4
Cleansing of Persons :—
No. of scabeous persons bathed1
No. of verminous persons bathed144
No. of scabeous and verminous articles disinfected1,803
Cleansing of Schoolchildren:—
No. of children cleansed2,477
No. of articles disinfected2,765
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