§ 50. Mr. Chapman
asked the Minister of Defence in how many cases during recent years relatives of Service men who have died overseas have paid the cost of bringing home the body; what the average cost has been; and what proportion of this cost has been payment to the service concerned for its expenses.177W
§ Mr. Sandys
In 1955 and 1956 there were 94 such cases. Since the relatives normally pay the costs direct I regret that I cannot give an average figure. The Services make no charge for such incidental assistance as they provide. If the Service man has not already been given a Service funeral, a grant-in-aid of £10 is payable from Service funds towards the cost of a civil funeral.