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East Ham 1949

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

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(o) Rag Flock Act, 1911.—Of 7 samples of rag flock, the Analyst
reported adversely upon two of them. One contained
65 parts of chlorine, and the other 200 parts of chlorine
to 100,000 parts of flock. The vendor of the latter sample
was prosecuted.
Survey of premises for the Housing Department was continued
and during the year 2,255 premises were visited and reports submitted
to that Department on the housing circumstances of
applicants for rehousing.
Housing Statistics.
I. Inspection of dwelling houses during the year:—
(1) (a) Total number of dwelling-houses inspected
for defects (under Public Health or
Housing Acts) 11,671
(b) Number of inspections made for the
purpose 28,948
(2) (a) Number of dwelling houses (included
under subhead (1) above) which were
inspected and recorded under the Housing
Consolidation Regulations, 1925 —
(b) Number of inspections made for the
purpose —
(3) Number of dwelling houses found to be in a
state so dangerous or injurious to health as to
be unfit for human habitation —
(4) Number of dwelling houses (exclusive of
those referred to under the preceding subhead)
found not to be in all respects reasonably
fit for human habitation 6,187
II. Remedy of Defects during the year without service
of formal notices
Number of defective dwelling houses rendered
fit in consequence of informal action by the
Local Authority or their officers 2,941