HC Deb 27 April 1976 vol 910 c68W
Mrs. Hayman

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what plans she has for further reference to the Price Commission.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

I am asking the Price Commission to carry out a study of the charges for funerals, including associated charges. I have had a number of letters on this subject from hon. Members and from members of the public, and I know that the bill for a funeral often comes as a shock to the bereaved and represents a considerable outlay for many people. I am sure that a study of the cost of funerals will be generally welcomed.

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