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Stepney 1961

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Stepney]

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I.Inspection of dwelling-houses during the year:-
(1)(a) Dwelling-houses inspected for housing defects (under Public Health or Housing Acts)4,472
(b) Inspections made for the purpose14,424
(2)(a) Dwelling-houses inspected and recorded under Housing Consolidated Regulations, 1925698
(b) Inspections made for the purpose755
(3) Dwelling'-houses found to be in a state so dangerous or injurious to health as to be unfit for human habitation8
(4) Dwelling-houses found not to be in all respects reasonably fit for habitation1,700
II.Remedy of defects during the year without service of formal notices:-
Dwelling-houses rendered fit in consequence of informal action by the local authority or their officers335
III.Action under statutory powers during the year:-
(a) Proceedings under Sections 9, 10 and 12 of Housing Act, 1957-
Dwelling-houses in respect of which notices were served requiring repairsNil
(b) Proceedings under Public Health Acts-
(1) Dwelling-houses in respect of which notices were served requiring defects to be remedied1,365
(2) Dwelling-houses in which defects were remedied after service of formal notices-
(i) By owners1,325
(ii) By local authority in default of owners40
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