The Housing of the Poor

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Cassell, Limited, 1891 - 104 pages

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Page 18 - For fixing and from time to time varying the number of persons who may occupy a house or part of a house which is let in lodgings or occupied by members of more than one family...
Page 28 - It shall be the duty of every local authority to cause to be made, from time to time, inspection of their district, with a view to ascertain whether any dwelling-house therein is in a state so dangerous or injurious to health as to be unfit for human habitation...
Page 14 - For the purposes of this act, 1. any premises in such a state as to be a nuisance or injurious to health; 2.
Page 40 - ... provided that the assistance is not such as to dispense with self-help, by substituting itself for the person's own labour, skill, and prudence, but is limited to affording him a better hope of attaining success by those legitimate means. This accordingly is a test to which all plans of philanthropy and benevolence should be brought, whether intended for the benefit of individuals or of classes, and whether conducted on the voluntary or on the government principle.
Page 33 - Writers on Political Economy profess to teach, or to investigate, the nature of Wealth, and the laws of its production and distribution : including, directly or remotely, the operation of all the causes by which the condition of mankind, or of any society of human beings, in respect of this universal object of human desire, is made prosperous or the reverse.
Page 41 - a more careful analysis has brought into prominence the distinction between the necessaries for efficiency and the necessaries for existence, and has made it evident that there is for each rank of industry, at any time and place, a more or less clearly defined income which is necessary for merely sustaining its members ; while there is another and larger income which is necessary for keeping it in full efficiency.
Page 25 - Authority that within a certain area in the district of such authority either — (a) any houses, courts, or alleys are unfit for human habitation, or (b) the narrowness, closeness, and bad arrangement, or the bad condition of the streets and houses or groups of houses within such area, or the want of light, air, ventilation, or proper conveniences, or any other sanitary defects, or one or more of such causes, are dangerous or injurious to the health of the inhabitants either of the buildings in...
Page 39 - Energy and self-dependence are, however, liable to be impaired by the absence of help, as well as by its excess. It is even more fatal to exertion to have no hope of succeeding by it, than to be assured of succeeding without it.
Page 20 - That the rental of the building was enhanced by reason of the same being used for illegal purposes, or being so overcrowded as to be dangerous or injurious to the health of the inmates: or 2.
Page 59 - ... habits and lives are what they are. Transplant them to-morrow to healthy and commodious homes, and they would pollute and destroy them.

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