HC Deb 08 July 1987 vol 119 c168W
Mr. Frank Cook

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many death grants were claimed, and how many were awarded, during the month of March.

Mr. Portillo

Information on claims for death grant is reported on a strict four-weekly basis and not for calendar months.

The number of claims for death grant in the period which includes March is as follows:

Period Number of Claims
11 February 1987–10 March 1987 51,472
11 March 1987–7 April 1987 48,554

Information is not reported on the number of death grants awarded.