§ 51. Mr. LARDNER
asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he can state the number of persons who have insured under the National Insurance Act, Part I., up to the present date, and if he can give any estimate as to the number of these persons who have insured with friendly societies, insurance companies, trade unions, and in the Post Office, respectively; and will he further state how many county societies have been formed in Ireland by the county councils?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Wilton on the 15th July. I am making further inquiries, and may be in a position shortly to give a more detailed estimate. There will be no deposit contributors until October. Fifteen county councils in Ireland have submitted schemes for establishing county societies, of which nine have so far been approved.