London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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Acton 1904

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Acton]

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Particulars.Number of Defects.Number of Prosecutions.
Found.Remedied.Referred to H.M. Inspectur.
Nuisances under the Public Health Acts:—* Want of cleanliness1818--
Want of ventilation77--
Want of drainage of floors3131
Other nuisances5959
†Sanitary accommodationInsufficient
unsuitable or defective4848
not separate for sexes88
Offences under the Factory and Workshop Act:— Illegal occupation of underground bakehouse (s. 101)----
Breach of special sanitary requirements for bakehouses (ss. 97 to 100)22
Failure as regard lists of outworkers (s. 107)1313
Giving out work to be done in premises which areunwholesome (s. 108)
infected (s. 110)----
Allowing wearing apparel to be made in premises infected by scarlet fever or small-pox (s. 109)
Other offences

* Including those specified in Sections 2, 3, 7, and 8 of the Factory Act as
remediable under the Public Health Acts.
t Section 22 of the Public Health Acts Amendment Act, 1890, has been adopted
by the Council. Sufficiency and suitability of sanitary accommodation for persons
employed in factories and workshops is the same standard as that provided under the
Factory and Workshop Act, 1901.