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Mitcham 1923

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Mitcham]

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Nature of Work.1Outworkers' Lists, Section 107.Outwork in Unwholesome Premises, Section 108.Outwork in Infected Premises, Sections 109,110.
Lists received from Employers.Notices served on Occupiers as to keeping or sending lists.Prosecutions.Instances.Notices served.Prosecutions.Instances.Orders made (s. 110).Prosecutions (Sections 109, 110).
Sending twice in the year.Sending once in the year.Failing to keep or permit inspection of lists.Failing to send lists.
Lists †Outworkers †ListsOutworkers.
Wearing Apparel— making, &c.1421215114Nil
cleaning & washing Household linen
Lace, lace curtains and nets
Curtains & furniture hangings
Furniture and upholstery
File making
Brass & brass articles Fur pulling
Cables and chains
Anchors and grapnels Cart gear
Locks, latches & keys Umbrellas, &c.
Artificial flowers
Nets, other than wire nets
Racquets and tennis balls
Paper, etc., boxes, paper bags
Brush making
Pea picking
Feather sorting
Carding, &c., of buttons, &c.
Stuffed toys
Basket making
Chocolates and sweetmeats
Cosaques, Christmas crackers, Christmas stockings, &c.
Textile weaving

* If an occupier gives out work of more than one of the classes specified in column 1, and subdivides his
list in such a way as to show the number of workers in each class of work, the list should be included among
those in column 2 (or 5 as the case may be) against the principal class only, but the outworkers should be
assigned in columns 3 and 4 (or 6 and 7) into their respective classes. A footnote should be added to show that
this has been done.
† The figures required in columns 2, 3 and 4 are the total number of the lists received from those employers
who comply strictly with the statutory duty of sending two lists each year and of the entries of names of outworkers
in those lists. The entries in column 2 must necessarily be even numbers, as there will be two lists for
each employer—in some previous returns odd numbers have been inserted. The figures in columns 3 and 4 will
usually be (approximately) double of the number of individual outworkers whose names are given, since in the
February and August lists of the same employer the same outworker's name will often be repeated.