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Walthamstow 1910

[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 cleanliness7171--
Want of ventilation33
Overcrowding-
Want of drainage of floors
Other nuisances5454
†Sanitary accommodationsinsufficient22
unsuitable or defective2929--
not separate for sexes
Offetices under the Factory and Workshop Act:— Illegal occupation of underground bakehouse (s. 101)----
Breach of special sanitary requirements for bakehouses (ss. 97 to 100)----
Other offences (Excluding offences relating to outwork which are included in Part 3 of this Report).----
Total159159
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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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