cedure still prevailing, such as negotiations with the War
Damage Commission, permits, and the shortage of materials
creates delays in compliance with Notices.
During the year 90 Closing Orders were granted in respect
of dwelling houses by the Magistrates Court under Section 94
of the Public Health Act, 1936, and three Orders for the closing
of basements of dwelling houses, pursuant to Section 12 of the
Housing Act, 1936, were granted to the Housing Committee.
It is the practice of the Local Authority to offer alternative
accommodation to the occupiers.
101 Certificates were issued under the Rent and Mortgage
Interest Restriction Acts.
FOOD AND DRUGS ACT, 1938—DAIRIES. During the
year there were 274 visits to dairies, and all were found to be
in a satisfactory condition.
FACTORIES ACT, 1937. Upon receipt from H.M. Inspector
of Factories notices are served in respect of inadequate or
defective sanitary accommodation and insufficient ventilation.
Lists of outworkers resident in this area, and who carry
out work for firms situated outside West Ham, are received
from various Authorities. These persons are visited and appropriate
records kept; also outworkers resident within this area,
and working for West Ham firms, are similarly visited.
Other duties in connection with the Factories Act are carried
out bv the Factorv Inspector.
The following is a tabular statement of the work carried out by the Sanitary Inspectors' Section.
Investigations of cases of Notifiable Infectious Disease 1,352 Houses inspected following infectious disease - Visits to factories (mechanically operated) 1,039 Visits to factories (without mechanical power) 212 Visits to workshops 16 Visits to workplaces 116 Visits to bakehouses 275 Visits to dairies 274 Visits to offices (as workplaces), P.H.A., 1936 60 Visits to outworkers 67 Visits to common lodging houses - Visits to houses let in lodgings 2 Visits to cellar dwellings, underground rooms, etc. 8 Visits to slaughter-houses 137 Visits to scheduled offensive trades 197 Visits to fish fryers 349 Visits to other noxious trades 191 !()
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