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Walthamstow 1904

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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2.—DEFECTS FOUND.

Particulars.Number of Defects.Number of Prosecutions.
Found.Remedied.Referred to H.M. Inspector.
Nuisances under the Public Health Acts:—
Want of cleanliness2929
Want of ventilation
Overcrowding33
Want of drainage of floors44
Other nuisances3030
†Sanitary accommodationsinsufficient
unsuitable or defective
not separate for sexes_
Offences under the Factory and Workshop Act:—
Illegal occupation of underground bakehouse (S. 101)
Breach of special sanitary requirements for bakehouses (SS. 97 to 100)
Failure as regard lists of outworkers (S. 107)
Giving out work to be done in premises which areunwholesome (S. 138)
infected (S. 110)
Allowing wearing apparel to be made in premises infected by scarlet fever or smallpox (S. 109)
Other offences
Total6666
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* Including those specified in Sections 2, 3. 7 and 8, of the Factory Act as remediable under
the Public Health Acts.
† For districts not in London state here whether Section 22 of the Public Health Acts Amendment
Act, 1890, has been adopted by the District Council; and if so what standard of sufficiency
and suitability of sanitary accommodation for persons employed in factories and workshops has
been enforced.


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