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

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Romford 1957

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Romford]

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Pet Animals Act 195152
Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 19492437
Public Baths16
Public Conveniences51
Rag Flock Act12
Sale of Horseflesh12
Schools and School Canteens65
Shops Act—All Sections4451
Smoke Observations106
Streams, Ponds and Watercourses200
Tents, Vans and Sheds271
Verminous premises76
Water Closets16
Water Supplies71
Informal Notices (number served)584
Statutory Notices (number served)108

As a result of the service of Notices, the necessary works were
completed by the owners or occupiers in all cases except 93, the works
for which were still in hand at the end of the year.
Notices served under the Shops Act 40
Notices served under the Food & Drugs Act 98
(ii) Factories Acts
As summary of the statistics, as required by the Ministry of Labour
and National Service, is given below:—


1.Inspections Premises.Number on RegisterInspectionsWritten NoticesOccupiers Prosecuted
(i)Factories in which Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 are to be enforced by Local Authorities1611--
(ii)Factories not included in (i) in which Section 7 is enforced by the Local Authority275666-
(iii)Other Premises in which Section 7 is enforced by the Local Authority (excluding Out-Workers premises)4812--