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Since the paper “Industrial Assurance Today” by the same author was submitted to the Faculty in January 1953, publication of the annual reports of the Industrial Assurance Commissioner has been resumed after a gap of about 15 years due to the war. These annual reports have contained more detailed figures than those shown in the previous statistical summaries, and it is possible to follow the trends in the business over a period of years.
The following trends are quite clearly visible in these statistics and are illustrated by tables made up of figures extracted from the reports :—
Other features referred to in the paper are the contraction over a period in the number of agents resulting in a considerable increase in the average collections per agent per week. The earnings of agents have considerably increased. The gradual disappearance of small collecting societies is noted.