§ 56. Mr. Wainwright
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what is the present true value of the death grant based on its value when fixed on 5th July, 1949.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
On the basis of the Retail Prices Index, the standard £25 rate of death grant is equivalent to £14 10s. 8d. in July, 1949, when this benefit first came into payment.