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Kingston upon Thames 1921

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Kingston-upon-Thames]

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Report of the Sanitary Inspector.
To the Corporation of Kingston-upon-Thames.
I have the honour to present to you my third Annual
Report on the work carried out by your Sanitary Inspector
during the year 1921 in connection with the various Statutes
and Bye-laws relating to public health in force within the
In accordance with Circular 269, the Report is rendered
extremely brief.
The total number of inspections made was 2,786, as
compared with 2,644 during 1920. On 455 premises inspected,
sanitary defects to the number of 2,310 were discovered.
In connection with these defects, 265 preliminary
and 78 verbal notices were issued.
It was only found necessary to issue 33 "Statutory"
notices during the year.
At the end of the year notices were outstanding in
respect of 399 premises.

The following is the total number of inspections made in regard to each section of the work, together with a summary of sanitarv improvements executed:—

Rent Restrictions Act Inspections49
Re-inspections after Order or Notice494
Visits to Works in progress658
Factories and Workshops (including Bakehouses)53
Cowsheds, Dairies and Milkshops (excluding inspections by Medical Officer of Health and Veterinary Inspector)44
Ice Cream premises5
Infectious Disease enquiries91