To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list the expenditure from the social fund in respect of funeral expenses in Wales for each of the last three years. 
The administration of the social fund is a matter for Peter Mathison, the chief executive of the Benefits Agency. He will write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Peter Mathison to Mr. Rhodri Morgan, dated 16 July 1996:
The Secretary of State for Social Security has asked me to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking if he will list the expenditure from the Social Fund in respect of funeral expenses in Wales for each of the last three years.
The information you requested is shown in the table:
Funeral payment expenditure in Wales
Figures are provisional and subject to change. I hope you find this reply helpful.