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Death Grant

Volume 939: debated on Friday 18 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the value in real terms of the national insurance death grant in each of the last five years.

On the basis of the movement in the General Index of Retail Prices up to September 1977, the latest month for which figures are available, the value at constant September 1977 prices of the standard rate of death grant over the past five years is given in the following table:

Year (September)Maximum rate of Death GrantValue at constant September 1977 Prices
(£)(£)
197330·0058·77
197430·0050·19
197530·0039·65
197630·0034·69
197730·0030·00