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MEMBEBS OF BENEFIT SOCIETIES IN THE WORKHOUSE. A Pseiiamentary paper has juzt been issued which discloses the startling fact that tbere are 11 the w*:«rkhorses of England and Wales 14,808 jaupers who have been members of Benefit Societies. Of that number 10,215 forfeited their -safeguard .against absolute poverty either by non- payment of subscriptions, withdrawal, or dis- missal, and 4,593 were cast adrift by the breaking up of Societies. Purely these facts either point to Due necessity of much more .stringent inspect- jo.ui,&f FrienfUv Sw-ieties, or Ct" a national pro- vision in the same airectic-a. (-)ut of 648 Poor Law Unions from which returns have been obtained, there are only 75 that have not some of these especially unfortunate inmates. In Mon- mouthshire there arc b workliouses which have.& total of 130 immates who have becu members of Benefi t Societies,09 of them having been deprived j of support by the breaking up of Societies into which they had been paying, many of them over thirty years. In the Pontypool workhouse there :a,-e 32 such inmates, 11 of which ceased to be members owing to withdrawal, dismissal, or the noc-payment of subscriptions and 21 owing to the breaking up of Societies in which they had been paying, 8 between one and ten years, 8 over ten years, 3 over 20 years, and 2 over 30 years.

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