HC Deb 27 May 1963 vol 678 c75W
16. Mr. J. Bennett

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance at what date the standard death grant was fixed at £25; and what increase would now be required to bring the real value of the grant to the same level as at that date.

Mr. N. Macpherson

This rate was fixed in legislation passed on 28th November, 1957. Assuming that the hon. Member is considering real value on the basis of the Retail Prices Index, the rate would have to be increased by £3 10s. 6d. to equal the value it had at that time.