§ Mr. FELL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many persons have actually insured under the National Insurance Act; and how much has been received from the sale of insurance stamps to the latest date available?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
I am endeavouring to obtain further returns from approved societies and their branches as to the number of insured persons who have joined approved societies. With regard to the total number of insured persons, including those who have not yet joined societies, I cannot at present add anything to the estimates given in the later Actuaries' Report [Cd. 5983]. As I stated on Monday, the number of Health Insurance stamps sold up to 20th July was 15,396,000. No later figures are at present available.