HC Deb 17 May 1976 vol 911 cc416-7W
Mrs. Hayman

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will undertake a review of the death grant when the results of the Price Commission's survey of funeral costs are made known.

Mr. Orme

The Government will of course take note of the Price Commission's findings, but funeral costs are not the only factor governing the level of death grant. I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Coatbridge and Airdrie (Mr. Dempsey) on 9th December 1975.—[Vol. 902, c. 141.]