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East Ham 1950

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

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In collaboration with the Coancil's Housing Department, special
attention was given to housing under Part III of the Housing Act 1936.

The following statisticsindicate the monthly number of hours worked (theseinclude sickness, holidays and travelling time):-

MonthNo. of hours.
January9,374¼
February9,922¼
March11,971
April8,743¼
May9,181
June10,841¾
July8,477¾
August10,900
September8,655
October9,386½
November11,764¼
December8,448¾
Total117,669
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Public Inquiries were held by the Minister of Health and in
October the Minister confirmed with modification the order in respect of
the Telham Road and Mountfield Road area. The Minister's decision in
respect of the other three orders is not yet to hand.
Environmental hygiene continues to be adversely affected by the
reluctance of owners, in receipt of controlled rents, to carry out repairs
at present costs, and to a lesser degree to protracted or belated negotiations
by owners with the War Damage Commission. In consequence it was
necessary to invoke statutory action and legal proceedings in many instances
in order to effect compliance with sanitary notices.
These factors would be more obvious in their effect but for the
extensive and often substantial war damage repairs carried out generally
throughout the Borough.
Inspections made during the year totalled 39,856 including 8,445
inspections and 22,442 re-inspections under the Public Health Act and 1,886
inspections under the Housing Act 1936 as compared with last year's figures
of 35,106 - 8,700 - 17,277 - 2,255.
SANITARY CIRCUMSTANCES
SANITARY INSPECTION
Details of the work of the inspectors In general sanitary
administration are contained in the following statements:-
(a) Inspections
The number of inspections of all classes 39,856
(i) Housing.
Under Public Health Act 8,445
Re-inspections 22,442
Housing Act, 1936 1,886
(ii) Sanitary Circumstances.
Yards and Passages 187
Drainage and Sanitary Accommodation 2,559
Factories (excluding Bakehouses) 381
Workplaces and Outworkers 507
Caravans 12
Re Offensive Fumes 41
Miscellaneous 560


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