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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on the Death Grant

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on the Death Grant on 7th February 1986.


Mr. Corbyn Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total number of claimants of funeral grant for each year since 1979 at the Highgate and Finsbury Park offices of his Department.

Mr. Major The information relating to the number of claims to death grant received in the years from April 1980 to date is as follows; figures for the year commencing April 1979 are no longer available:


Year | Highgate | Finsbury Park

1980-81 | 1,327 | 947

1981-82 | 938 | 882

1982-83 | 1,256 | 1,108

1983-84 | 1,109 | 1,028

1984-85 | 1,116 | 883

1985-86* | 1,311 | 716

* To 14 January 1986.