HC Deb 20 July 1979 vol 970 cc886-7W
Mr. Canavan

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will abandon any proposal to introduce a means test for payment of the death grant and instead increase the death grant and make it payable in all cases of bereavement.

Mr. Prentice

We are at present considering all aspects of the death grant. We shall make an announcement about our proposals as soon as possible.