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Leyton 1955

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Leyton]

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4. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

(i) Public Health Act.

Resulting from the 329 statutory notices served on owners under the nuisance abatement procedure of the Public Health Act, 1936, in 8 instances it was necessary to institute legal proceedings to secure compliance therewith. The results of such action are given hereunder.

Date of HearingNature of offence and address of premises concernedResult of Court Proceedings
9.11.55Statutory nuisance—7/9 Trinity Street, E.l1Abatement Orders, 28 days £2 2s. costs in each case
9.11.55Statutory nuisance—54 Michael Road, E.llAbatement Order, 28 days. £2 2s. costs.
16.11.55Statutory nuisance—14 Denmark Street, E.llAbatement Order, 28 days. £2 2s. costs.
* 7.12.55Statutory nuisance-34 Acacia Road, Road, E.llAbatement Order, 28 days, £2 2s. costs.
7.12.55Statutory nuisance — 5 Downsell Road, E.l5Abatement Order, 28 days. 10s. 6d. costs.
7.12.55Statutory nuisance—33 Frith Road, E.llAbatement Order, 28 days. £2 2s. costs.
7.12.55Statutory nuisance — 20 Nuffield Road, E.l5Abatement Order, 28 days. £3 3s. costs.
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(ii) Food and Drugs Act and Relative Legislation.

Legal proceedings were instituted in three instances under the provisions of the Food and Drugs Act and relative legislation. The following are the results of such action.

Date of HearingNature of ContraventionResult of Court Proceedings
19.10.55Unsatisfactory sample of milk. Contravention of Section 9 of the Food and Drugs (Milk, Dairies and Artificial Cream) Act, 1950Proprietor fined 40s. £2 2s. costs.
10.1.56Unsound leg of lamb. Contravention of Section 13 of the Food and Drugs Act, 1938Proprietor fined £10. £3 3s. costs.
8.2.56Unsatisfactory sample of bread End butter. Contravention of Section 3 of the Food and Drugs Act, 1938Proprietor fined 40s. £2 2s. costs.
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5. MEAT AND FOOD CONDEMNED.

Condemnation certificates were issued in respect of the under-mentioned unsound foodstuffs surrendered by various traders in the Borough as result of routine inspection of food premises. The food condemned was destroyed by fire at the Council's Destructor Works.

CommodityCwts.Qrs.Lbs.CommodityUnits
Bacon2-14Bacon10 sides
Biscuits224Cakes92
Butter214Chickens462
Cheese1226Eggs240
Cooking Fat135Fish419 tins
Dried Fruit1Fruit356 ,,
Fish41Ham80 ,,
Ham213Jam4 ,,
Margarine15Legs of Pork2
Meat1921Luncheon Meat234 tins
Offal129Milk102 ,,
Sausages118Miscellaneous Foodstuffs1459 pkts/boxes
Sugar128Pig1
Vegetables314 tins
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