HC Deb 26 January 1979 vol 961 c277W
Mr. Moate

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will describe the rules governing the awards of supplementary benefit to cover funeral expenses; and if he is satisfied that the system is operating satisfactorily.

Mr. Orme

The rules to which the hon. Member refers are set out by the Supplementary Benefits Commission in paragraphs 105 to 107 of its handbook—fifth edition, 1977. I have no reason to believe that the commission's arrangements are not satisfactory.