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Barking 1961

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Barking]

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PUBLIC HEALTH ACT 1961 - SECTION 41
It was not necessary to take action under this Section of the Act during the
year. It provides for compensatory payments to persons excluded from work at
the request of the Medical Officer of Health in the interests of public health.
HOME SAFETY
The Home Safety Act 1961 came into force in May and among other things,
gave local authorities the power to carry out home safety education. The opportunity
was taken to link the well established machinery for road safety under the
aegis of the Borough Engineer and Surveyor to the existing home safety activl18,
undertaken mainly by health visitors, and to plan a comprehensive programme
home safety propaganda for the coming year.
MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH
Population

The estimatedpopulation of Barking at each mid-year for the past decade,asnotifiedby theRegistrarGeneral, is given below:-

195277,140
195376,800
195476,580
195575,990
195675,560
195775,070
195874,850
195974,980
196074,920
196172,290
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Births

During1961there were registered 925 live births and 26 still-births.

Live Births:-MalesFemalesTotal
Legitimate465416881
Illegitimate212344
Totals486439925
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It is good to not that our illegitimate births though not reduced are at least keeping steady at the same figure of 44 as for the previous year.

Still-Births:-MalesFemalesTotal
Legitimate13922
Illegitimate224
Totals151126
Total Live and Still-births501450951
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