§ Mr. Murphy
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what recent representations he has received regarding the level of death grant for pensioners in view of the current cost of funerals.
§ Mr. Rossi
In addition to the representations detailed in my reply to the hon. Member for Islington, Central (Mr. Grant) on 25 February 1983—[Vol. 37, c.565]—my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services discussed the question of death grant when they met representatives from the national pensioners' convention on 1 March and it was also discussed when he met representatives from the national federation of old age pensions associations—pensioners' voice—on 23 February.