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Death Grant

Volume 960: debated on Friday 15 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the buying value of £20 today, as com- pared to its buying value when the death benefit was fixed at £20.

Based on the movement of the General Index of Retail Prices up to November 1978, the latest month for which a figure is available, the death grant would need to be increased to £124.81 to have the same value as £20 in July 1949, when the death grant was introduced.