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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Public Health Funerals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of pauper's funerals in each of the last three years; and what steps his Department is taking to support families on low incomes with the costs of funerals. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Frank Field more like this
uin 216270 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
answer text <p /> <p>My department does not collect data on the number of Local Authority funerals.</p><p> </p><p>The Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme continues to provide help towards a simple, respectful, low-cost funeral and in 2013/14, over 33,000 awards were made worth £44.7 million, with an average award of £1,347.</p><p> </p><p>Social Fund Budgeting Loans are also available to those on income related benefits to cover costs relating to funeral expenses.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this