§ 56. Mr. Thorne
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many registered and non-registered friendly societies there are in the United Kingdom; the number of their members; and the total income for the year ended December, 1943.
§ Mr. Peake
I have no information concerning unregistered friendly societies. As to registered friendly societies in Great Britain, the latest available figures are for 1260 1942. The number of societies, including branches of orders but excluding collecting friendly societies, is 18,987. The number of members is 8,570,000, and the total income £21,100,000. With regard to collecting societies, the number of societies is 147, but no figures for membership can be given, only the number of assurances, which is 28,260,000. The total income is £22,000,000.