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Walthamstow 1910

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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Workshops on the Register (s. 131) at the end of 1910.Number.
Private Workshops74
Outworkers' Workshops73
Men's Workshops74
Domestic Workshops162
Total Number of Workshops on Register486
Matters notified to H.M. Inspectors of Factories:—
Failure to affix Abstract of the Factory and Workshop Act (s. 133)25
Action taken in matters referred by H.M. Inspectors as remediable under the Public Health Acts, but not under the Factory and Workshop Act (s. 5).Notified by H.M. Inspector
Reports (of action taken) sent to H.M. Inspector-
Underground Bakehouses (s. 101):—
Certificates granted during this year
In use at the end of 19106

Note.—The Factory and Workshop Act, 1901 (s. 132), requires the Medical Officer of Health in
his Annual Report to the District Council to report specifically on the administration of that Act
in workshops and workplaces, and to send a copy of his Annual Report, or so much of it as deals
with this subject, to the Secretary of State (Home Office). If the Annual Report is presented
otherwise than in print, it is unnecessary to include in the copy sent to the Home Office the
portions which do not relate to factories, workshops, workplaces or homework. The
duties of Local Authorities and the Medical Officer of Health under the Act of 1901 are detailed
in the Home Office Memorandum of December, 1904. A further Memorandum, on the Home
Work Provisions of the Factory Act, was issued to all District Councils and Medical Officers of
Health in October, 1906.
Sections 2, 3, 7 and 8 of the Act, dealing with cleanliness of premises,
overcrowding, ventilation, want of drainage of floors (laundries), have
received due attention and no prosecutions were necessary.