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Death Grant

Volume 75: debated on Tuesday 12 March 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, before he completes his review of the present death grant, he will cause a survey to be made of cost of funerals in various parts of the United Kingdom; and if he will publish his findings in the Official Report.

No. The cost of a funeral varies widely for several reasons including the wishes of those responsible for the funeral. I understand that the National Association of Funeral Directors puts the cost of an average funeral, without a headstone, at £350 to £650.