§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
asked the Minister of Health approximately the total number of males and females, respectively, entering health insurance for each of the last five years, and the number joining each of the groups of approved societies styled industrial, friendly, and trade union?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
It is estimated that during the five years 1924–28 the number of new entrants averaged rather over 1,000,000 a year, divided almost equally between men and women, the figures, in 1926, being somewhat higher than the average owing to a special accession of voluntary contributors under the Contributory Pensions Act, 1925. I regret that no information is available as to the number of persons joining each of the groups of approved societies referred to in the latter part of the question.