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Dagenham 1937

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Dagenham]

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Dagenham U.D.C. Act, 1931169
Rats and Mice (Destruction) Act261
Hairdressers' and Barbers' premises36
Shops Act, 1934213
Rooms fumigated343
Other visits44

(b) Notices served. Complied with
Statutory 115 114
Informal 840 672
On the Administration of the Factory and Workshop
Act, 1901.
In this district there are 68 factories, 93 workshops,
and 111 workplaces, to which visits were paid during
the year as follows:—
Factories 49, workshops 49, workplaces 8.
There were 148 premises in which outwork was
carried oil. At 104 of these the work done was the
making of wearing apparel. There was no outwork in
unwholesome premises.
Rats and Mice (Destruction) Act, 1919.
The same procedure operated during the year as
in the past in connection with rats and mice. Poisons
were supplied upon request and during Rat Week posters
were exhibited. A number of rat burrows was treated
with smoke and gas with fair results. In addition,
28 informal notices were served during the year and
21 were complied with.