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St James's 1893

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for St James's, Westminster]

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The following private Bills promoted by the London
County Council this Session received consideration at the
hands of the Vestry:—
London County Council (General Powers.)
London County Council (Water Bill.)
London County Council (Tower Bridge Southern
London County Council (Improvements.)
London County Council (General Powers.) The General
Powers Bill of the London County Council deals with
a variety of subjects, such as regulating the closing
of streets in London; the use of fire hydrants; the
lighting of common staircases in tenement dwellings; byelaws
as to the conveyance of explosives over the ferries of the
London County Council; enforcement of the Ferry bye-laws;
the protection of sewers; the arrangement of polling
districts and polls at Vestry elections.
By Clause 4 it is provided that no street shall be closed or
stopped up by a Vestry or District Board during the execution
of any paving, sewering, or other works unless with the
previous sanction in writing of the London County Council,
and subject to any conditions prescribed by such sanction.
The clause also provides that if any street is so closed or
stopped up without such sanction, or if any of the conditions
imposed by the Council are not complied with, the persons
responsible shall be liable to a penalty of not exceeding £20,
and to a further penalty of not exceeding £5 per day during
which such street shall continue closed either without the
sanction of the Council or in contravention of any conditions
they may impose.

Whitechapel Sanitary District—

Christ Church, Spitalfields2,323
St. Botolph Without, Aldgate393
Holy Trinity, Minories144
equivalent to a rate of 3½d. over the whole district.
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