§ Mr. Corbett
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what progress has been made on introducing a code of practice for funeral directors as recommended by Report No. 22 from the Price Commission on funeral charges published in February 1977; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Maclennan
Negotiations on a code of practice are proceeding between the Office of Fair Trading and the organisations concerned. Considerable progress has been made although agreement has yet to be reached on a few issues. Provided these issues can be speedily resolved, a code of practice could be finalised shortly.