Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]
to one room in 62 houses. The numbers occupying two-roomed
tenements were considerable ; in some instances, the family consisting
of six, seven and eight persons.
It is for such folk that the adoption of the Notification of Births Act
might prove a great help.
Strict supervision is exercised by the Surveyor over the building of
new houses, and they are erected in accordance with the bye-laws
Application has been made under the Customs and Inland Revenue
Act, 1890, section 26, for certificates for 20 premises. Certificates
were given for two, as the requirements as set forth in previous reports
were not complied with.
The following table filled in for your district gives the information
under the Factory and Workshop Act as required by the Home Office :—
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MEDICAL OFFICER
OF HEALTH FOR 1909 FOR THE URBAN
DISTRICT OF WALTHAMSTOW.
Factories, Workshops, Laundries, Workplaces and Homework.
Including Inspections made by Sanitary Inspectors or Inspectors of Nuisances.
|Factories (Including Factory Laundries.)||71||-||-|
|Workshops (Including Workshop Laundries.)||389||—|
|Workplaces (Other than Outworkers' premises included in Part3 of this Report.)||348||—||—|