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Source 1B shows minutes of the evidence given to a Select Committee of the House of Lords in July 1890. They were considering the Glasgow Police Bill. The evidence is from Mr William Mitchell, the vice-chairman of the Glasgow School Board.

Study the document and answer the following questions.


1. How many families lived in the 55 tenements Mr Mitchell described?

2. How many people lived in these tenements?

3. How many privies were provided for the residents of the tenements?

4. On average, how many privies were provided for every one hundred people?

5. In what condition were the privies, according to Mr Mitchell?
evidence to Select Committee
Evidence to House of Lords Select Committee on the Glasgow Police Bill, 1890, Glasgow City Libraries and Archives - A3/1/130
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