Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Richmond]
13 further houses have been requisitioned and are awaiting
adaptation for the rehousing of 24 families. This work has, however,
been postponed owing to the manpower shortage, priority being given
to the repair of war damaged houses.
In addition to the above, 10 houses are under requisition and
have been repaired and completely furnished for the housing of 169
persons, rendered homeless by enemy action, this being temporary
accommodation until their own houses have been rendered habitable.
Billeting of Evacuees, and the care of Foreign War Refugees.
The routine work in connection with the evacuees billeted in
the Borough, and with the Foreign War Refugees here, has continued.
GEORGE LAWS, M.B.E., F.R. San. I., F.S.I.A.,
Chief Sanitary Inspector and Officer under the Housing Acts.