HC Deb 05 August 1971 vol 822 cc424-5W
Mrs. Lena Jeger

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the value of the death grant at today's prices compared with its original value; and what consideration he is giving to its increase.

Mr. Dean

At its introduction in July, 1949, the normal rate of death grant was £20. The current normal rate is £30, equivalent to £12.10 in terms of July, 1949, prices.

We have no immediate proposals to increase the rate of this grant.