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Stepney 1961

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Stepney]

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Of the 4 fireguards examined under the Heating Appliances (Fireguards)
Regulations, 1953, three fireguards to electric fires were found
to be unsatisfactory. The heaters were withdrawn from sale.
Hairdressers and barbers premises registered by the Council under
Section 18 of the London County Council (General Powers) Act, 1954.,
number 131. During the year the Public Health Committee instructed
that the occupiers of two such establishments be cautioned for carrying
on business whilst they and their premises were unregistered.
Legal Proceedings.

Legal proceedings instituted during the year (other than those relating to food premises), showing penalties imposed, were as follows

No. of SummonsesFinesCosts
Public Health (London) Act, 1936: Nuisance Orders46-160.13.0
Non-compliance with Nuifcance Orders549.
Defective drain (Section 4-0)13.13.0
Insufficient W.C. accommodation (Section 105)
Establishing without consent business of slaughterer of Poultry (Section 140)
London County Council (Drainage) Byelaws12.
London County Council (General Powers)Act, 1951 - Section 22 (using unlicensed land for siting caravans)
Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 Section 4 (rat harbourage)1--
Factories Act, 1937 - Section 110 (failure to submit list of outworkers)
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(Details of other legal proceedings taken will be found on pages 33 and 36.)
An appeal was brought by an owner of a house against an Order made by
the Court for the abatement of a nuisance. The Council defended the
appeal, which was disallowed, £7. 7. 0 costs being awarded to the Council.
An appeal was taken to the Divisional Court by the Council against the
decision of a magistrate in dismissing a case brought before him under

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