HC Deb 07 May 1924 vol 173 cc441-2W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can state the number of men, women, boys and girls, respectively, insured under the national health and unemployment schemes, respectively, in 1913 and at the latest possible date?


The following are the available figures for Great Britain:

Year. Men. Boys (16–18 years). Women. Girls (16–18 years).
Health Insurance.
1913 9,645,000 4,005,000
1923 10,200,000 4,800,000
Unemployment Insurance.
1913 2,250,000
1923 7,830,000 540,000 2,500,000 380,000

At the date of the last valuation of approved societies (December, 1918), males and females between the ages of 16 and 18 years insured under health insurance scheme were 6 per cent. and 10 per cent. respectively of the total numbers of males and females. In 1913 those insured against unemployment consisted almost wholly of males.

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