§ 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.