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Romford 1957

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Romford]

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2. Cases in which Defects were Found

ParticularsNo. of Cases in which defects were foundNo. of Cases in which prosecutions instituted
FoundRemediedReferred
to H.M. Inspectorby H.M. Inspector
Want of Cleanliness11---
Overcrowding
Unreasonable Temperature-----
Inadequate Ventilation22---
Ineffect. drain. of floors-----
Sanitary Conveniences—
(a) Insufficient11-1-
(b) Unsuitable or defective33-3-
(c) Not separate for Sexes-----
Other Offences-
Total77-4-
3. Outwork.
Nature of WorkNo. of Out-Workers in August ListNo. of Cases of default in sending ListNo. of Prosecutions for failure to supply ListsNo. of Instances of Work in Unwholesome PremisesNotices ServedProsecu tions.
Wearing Apparel—
Making, etc.44-----
Box Making19----
Total63-----
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During the year 595 inspections were made of Outworkers' premises.
(iv) Caravan Sites.
There are in the area six licensed caravan sites, one of wh.:h is
still controlled by the Council.
Altogether, there are 301 caravans on these sites, and, in general
they are maintained in a satisfactory condition.
In addition to the above, there are seven individual caravans licensed
for residential purposes.
(v) Prevention of Damage by Pests Act, 1949.
During the year the Public Health Inspectors and Rodent Operative
carried out 2,437 inspections, or re-inspections to premises, suspected
of being infested by rats or mice.
Further maintenance treatment, in respect of rat disinfestation to
sewers, was undertaken during the year.


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