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Mile End 1890

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hamlet of Mile End Old Town]

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24 SEPTEMBER, 1890. 157
There have also been communications from the Local
Government Board on the subject of those numbered
1 and 4. I beg to submit the several Acts and letters
and as they involve very close investigation I would
suggest that the) should be referred to the Committees
generally having charge of the subject matters thereof
respectively, viz.:
Nos. 1, 3, 4, and 7, and the Letters of the L. G. B. to
No. 3 Committee.
Xos. 2, 5, and 6, to No. 2 Committee.
Your obedient Servant,
Clerk to the Vestry.
Moved by Mr. J. D. Kemp seconded by Mr. Hirst and
resolved—That the Acts and letters referred to in the Clerk's
Report be received and referred to the Committees suggested
therein for their consideration and report.
XI. The Chairman stated that he had had handed to him
several letters from Officers of the Vestry asking for increase
in their salaries.
Resolved—That the letters be opened and read.
The same were then opened and read accordingly from:
(1) The Masons and Paviors employed by the Vestry.
(2) Mr. E. Hall, Assistant Clerk.
(3) „ A. Baxter, Superintendent of Labour.
(4) „ A. Greeves, Second Assistant Clerk.
(5) „ H. Leshaw, Sanitary Inspector.
Moved by Mr. Calton seconded by Mr. Hirst and resolved
—That the several letters be referred to a Committee of the
Whole Board for consideration and report.
Moved by Mr. Richardson seconded by Mr. Brown—I hat
the meeting of the Committee take place on Wednesday next,
at 7 p.m.
Moved by Mr. Hirst seconded by Mr. Steadman as an
amendment—That the Committee meet on Wednesday next,
at 6 p.m.
The Chairman submitted the amendment to a show of
hands and there were
In favor 22 votes
Against 11 ,,
The Chairman declared it carried, and then submitted it as
a substantive motion and declared it canied.

(10) That your Sanitary Inspectors reported that since the last meeting, the following works had been performed, viz. :

Number of houses inspected368
Notices served for sanitary works162
Complaints received41
Water supply provided to closets109
Water supply for domestic purposes separated from cisterns which supply the closets35
Drains cleansed12
Drains flushed20
Drain tested1
Drains trapped6
Closets and pans cleansed2
Houses cleansed8
Houses disinfected49
Yards paved10
Offensive accumulation removed1