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Richmond upon Thames 1953

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Richmond]

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Water supply cut off 12
Water supply inadequate 2
W.C.'s leaking or defective 184
Windows defective 178
Miscellaneous defects 96
2,132
At the end of the year, 1421 of the defects discovered had been
abated, the work of remedying 269 was in hand, and the balance of
442 were still outstanding.
In order to see that the defects were being properly remedied 1815
visits were paid to the various premises.
NOTICES SERVED TO REMEDY DEFECTS AND ABATE
NUISANCES.
Informal Action.
Preliminary intimations 347
Verbal intimations 186
Interviews 708,

Statutory Action.

Section 24 (Drainage)105
Section 39 (Drainage)2513
Section 45 (Defective Closets)64
Section 75 (Dustbins)87
Section 92/93 (Nuisances)7734
Housing Act, 1936.
Section 9 (Insanitary Dwelling)32
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In the main the work called for by Statutory notices was carried
out by the owners but in two cases it became necessary for the Local


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