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Stepney 1938

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Stepney]

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10 persons were licensed under the Slaughter of Animals Act, 1933, as
Slaughtermen at a Knacker's Yard in the Borough.
Lodging Houses.—There are 13 common lodging houses in the Borough.
272 inspections were carried out during the year and 15 notices were served for
various defects found to exist.

The usual annual census of persons in Common Lodging Houses was taken on the night of Friday the 17th February and the following information ascertained :-

I icensed Number of beds.Beds occupied.Number known to be in receipt of public assistance.Number of beds paid for by charitable organisations
MeuWomenMarried CouplesMenWomenChildrenMarried CouplesMenWomenChildrenMen| WomenChildren

In addition to the above, there are 11 Seamen's Lodging Houses. 153
inspections were made of them during the year, 3 notices were served for
minor nuisances.
Aged and Infirm Person (Sec. 224, Public Health (London) Act, 1936).—
On 28th October, Mrs. N. D., an aged and infirm person, was removed from
her place of residence in Spitalfields, E.l, to the Mile End Hospital under
an Order of the Magistrate at the Thames Police Court of the same day.