HC Deb 19 March 1913 vol 50 cc1049-50W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he can state approximately the distribution of the thirteen and a quarter million members of approved societies, showing how many have joined approved societies formed by trade unions and by industrial insurance companies, and by or of friendly societies and collecting societies, and how many have joined other approved societies?


The 13,021,000 members of approved societies shown in actual returns in respect of first quarter's cards are distributed among the various types of societies approximately as follows:—

Approved societies formed by friendly societies 6,251,000
Approved societies formed by industrial insurance companies (including a society formed by an amalgamation of industrial companies and collecting societies) 4,493,000
Approved societies formed by trade unions 1,443,000
Approved societies formed by collecting societies 761,000
Other approved societies 73,000