HC Deb 08 May 1913 vol 52 cc2229-30W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury what is the number of Post Office depositors, as shown by the latest information of the Insurance Commissioners, for the whole of the United Kingdom; and how many insured persons are in the various approved societies classified as follows, namely: trade unions, friendly societies (old established), dividing, National Deposit, Holloway, Industrial Assurance, collecting, rural workers, and miscellaneous?


According to the latest returns the numbers of deposit contributors and of members of friendly societies in the United Kingdom are 489,757 and 13,109,520, respectively. The latter are not classified under the exact categories sug- gested in the question, but the following figures give the membership of the main types of societies:—

Approved Societies formed by Friendly Societies 6,275,258.
Approved Societies formed by Industrial Insurance Companies (including a society formed by an amalgamation of industrial companies and collecting societies) 4,469,873
Approved Societies formed by Trade Unions 1,468,968
Approved Societies formed by Collecting Societies 823,496
Other Approved Societies 71,925