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Stepney 1961

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Stepney]

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Table 11

PRESCRIBED PARTICULARS ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE FACTORIES ACTS„ 1937-1959.

1. Inspections for purposes of provisions as to health.

Type of FactoryNo. on RegisterInspectionsWritten Notices
Factories without mechanical power147201
Factories with mechanical power2,06820548
Other premises under the Acts (Electrical Stations, Institutions, and sites of building operations and works of engineering and construction)9110-
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2. Cases in which defects were found.

ParticularsFoundRemediedReferred-
to H.M. Inspectorby H.M. Inspector
Want of Cleanliness22-1
Overcrowding----
Unreasonable temperature----
Inadequate ventilation----
Ineffective drainage of floors----
Sanitary conveniences-
(a) Insufficient77-1
(b) Unsuitable or defective5252-20
(c) Not separate for sexes1010-5
Other offences against the Acts (not including those relating to outwork)7-7-
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3. Prosecutions.
The occupier of a factory, summoned under Section 110 of the Act, for
failing to submit a list of outworkers was conditionally discharged for 12
months and ordered to pay £3. 3. 0d. costs.
A summons issued against the occupier of a basement bakehouse for using
the bakehouse after the certificate of suitability had been withdrawn under
Section 54 of the Act resulted in fines and costs totalling £22 being imposed.
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