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East Ham 1949

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for East Ham]

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Table 13.

FACTORIES ACTS, 1937 AND 1948.

PART I OF THE ACT

1.—INSPECTIONS for purposes of provisions as to health (including inspections made by Sanitary Inspectors)

PremisesNumber on RegisterNumber of
InspectionsWritten noticesOccupiers prosecuted
(i) Factories in which Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 are to be enforced by Local Authorities88924--
(ii) Factories not included in (i) in which Section 7 is enforced by the Local Authority33132015
(iii) Other Premises in which Section 7 is enforced by the Local Authority (excluding out-workers' premises)...64
Total42541619
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Table 13.
FACTORIES ACTS, 1937 AND 1948.
PART I OF THE ACT
1.—INSPECTIONS for purposes of provisions as to health (including inspections made by Sanitary Inspectors)
Premises
Number
on
Register
Number of
Inspections
Written
notices
Occupiers
prosecuted
(i) Factories in which Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 are to be
enforced by Local Authorities
88
92
4
--
(ii) Factories not included in (i) in which Section 7 is
enforced by the Local Authority
331
320
15

(iii) Other Premises in which Section 7 is enforced by the
Local Authority (excluding out-workers' premises)...
6
4


Total
425
416
19
PART VIII OF THE ACT
OUTWORK
(Sections 110 and 111)
Nature of Work
Section 110
Section 111
No. of
out-workers
in August
list required
by Sect.
110(l)(c)
No. of
cases of
default
in sending
lists to the
Council
No. of
prosecutions
for
failure to
supply lists
No. of
instances
of work in
unwholesome
premises
Notices
served
Prosecutions
Wearing
apparel
Making, etc.
215
5




Cleaning and washing.






Baskets, making
4
1




Christmas crackers
22
1




Total
241
7



2.—Cases in which DEFECTS were found
(If defects are discovered at the premises on two, three or more separate occasions
they should be reckoned as two, three or more " cases ")
Particulars
Number of cases in which defects were found
Number of
cases in
which
prosecutions
were
instituted
Found
Remedied
Referred
To H.M.
Inspector
By H.M.
Inspector
Want of cleanliness (S.l)
6
12

1

Overcrowding (S.2)





Unreasonable temperature (S.3)
2
2



Inadequate ventilation (S.4)

2



Ineffective drainage of floors (S.6)
2
2



Sanitary Conveniences (S.7)
(a) insufficient
5
4



(6) Unsuitable or defective
22
35

5

(c) Not separate for sexes
7
18



Other offences against the Act (not including
offences relating to Outwork)
4
14
2
2

Total
48
89
2
8
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2.—C ases in which DEFECTS were found

(If defects are discovered at the premises on two, three or more separate occasions they should be reckoned as two, three or more " cases ")

ParticularsNumber of cases in which defects were foundNumber of cases in which prosecutions were instituted
FoundRemediedReferred
To H.M. InspectorBy H.M. Inspector
Want of cleanliness (S.l)6121
Overcrowding (S.2)
Unreasonable temperature (S.3)22
Inadequate ventilation (S.4)2
Ineffective drainage of floors (S.6)22
Sanitary Conveniences (S.7) (a) insufficient54
(6) Unsuitable or defective22355
(c) Not separate for sexes718
Other offences against the Act (not including offences relating to Outwork)41422
Total488928
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PART VIII OF THE ACT OUTWORK

(S ections 110 and 111)

Nature of WorkSection 110Section 111
No. of out-workers in August list required by Sect. 110(l)(c)No. of cases of default in sending lists to the CouncilNo. of prosecutions for failure to supply listsNo. of instances of work in unwholesome premisesNotices servedProsecutions
Wearing apparelMaking, etc.2155
Cleaning and washing.
Baskets, making41
Christmas crackers221
Total2417
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