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Death Grant

Volume 929: debated on Tuesday 5 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement about the increase from 70 per cent. in 1973 to 84 per cent. in 1974 and 87 per cent. in 1975 of deaths in Great Britain where the death grant has

YearTotal deaths for which a death grant was paidTotal deaths among age groups for which death grant can be paidTotal deaths in Great Britain(1) as a percentage of
(1)(2)(3)(2)(3)
1973520,358549,214652,0239580
1974543,779580,111650,0329484
1975560,969582,322645,9509687

and those receiving tokens for free milk and vitamins relate to Great Britain on a day in November or December and the expenditure to the relevant financial year.

been paid and on the large number of deaths where this is still not apparently claimed and/or paid.

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 30th March 1977; Vol. 929, c. 179–80], gave the following corrected information: