HC Deb 15 June 1964 vol 696 c131W
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.