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West Ham 1948

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

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The following is a tabular statement of the work carried out by the Sanitary Inspectors' Sections:-

Houses Inspected following Infectious Disease-
Vlsits to Factories (Mechanically Operated)980
" Factories (Without Mechanical Power)99
" Workshops3
" Workplaces77
" Bakehouses150
" Dairies51
" Offices (as workplaces), P.H.A., 19361
" Outworkers1
" Common Lodging Houses-
" Houses Let in Lodgings-
"Cellar Dwellings, Underground Rooms, etc.15
"Slaughter Houses106
"Scheduled Offensive Trades182
Fish Fryers250
"Other Noxious Trades69
"Knackers1 Yards
" Registered Hairdressers and Barbers, W.H.C.A., Sec.4941
" " Premises wherein Food is manufactured, W.H.C.A., Sec.67120
" " occupied by Vendors of Food, W.H.C.A., Sec.66960
" Cafe and Restaurant Kitchens, etc., P.H.A., 192556
Ice Cream Makers or Dealers, W0H.C.A., Sec.66, and P.H.A.558
" Other Food Purveyors1422
Burial Act, 1857, Sec.25, Exhumation of Human Remains6
Visits to Shops (Shops Act, 1934)46
" Canal Boats-
Visits re Overcrowding Provisions of Housing Acts556
Drainage Inspections
House to House Inspections under Public Health or Housing Acts1113
Visits under Rats and Mice Destruction Act436
" " Increase of Rent Restriction, etc., Acts166
" " Bye-laws - Tents, Vans, Sheds15
Visits to Private Houses to Investigate Complaints8364
Houses Inspected under the Housing Act, 1936, re Closing and Demolition Orders or Reconstructions or re Schedules of Evidence93
Smoke Observations56
Visits to Factories re Smoke48
" " re Steam Whistles Act, 1872
" Places of Public Amusement, Theatres, Music Halls, Cinemas, etc. (Ministry of Health Circular 120 of 1920)31
Visits to Licensed Premises119
Other Visits2197
Re-inspections26604
Total Visits48872
Samples taken under Rag Flock Act1
Samples of Domestic Water Supplies taken for Analysis or Bacteriological Examination1
No. of Notices Served8007
Warning Letters sent re matters not dealt with by Notice34
Defective Houses dealt with-
Other Defective or Insanitary Conditions dealt with13
Drain Tests carried out189
Certificates granted under Rent Restriction, etc., Acts175
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