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East Ham 1950

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

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TABLE 12.

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 Authorities78918-
(ii) Factories not included in (i) in which Section 7 is enforced by the Local Authority33328622-
(iii) Other Premises in which Section 7 is enforced by the Local Authority (excluding out-workers' premises)1141-
Total42238131-
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")
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.1)109-1-
Overcrowding (S.2)-----
Unreasonable temperature (S.3)31-2-
Inadequate ventilation (S.4)22-1-
Ineffective drainage of floors (S.6)11---
Sanitary Conveniences (S.7) (a) insufficient43-1-
2114-3-
(c) Not separate for sexes42---
Other offences against the Act (not Including offences relating to Outwork)151061-
Total604269-
PART VIII OF THE ACT OUTWORK (Sections 110 and 111)
Nature of WorkSection 110Section 111
No. of out-workers in August list required by Sect. 110(1) (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
Artificial flowers1----
Shopping bags4-----
Kites3-----
Christmas crackers, cosaques, Christmas stockings, etc.44-----
Total52-----
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