Funeral Expenses (Grants)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 10th February 1960.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Prentice Mr Reginald Prentice , East Ham North 12:00 am, 10th February 1960

Is not this another matter which the Minister ought to consider to see whether some reform can be made? Is it not a fact that at present if a soldier or other member of the Forces dies overseas, and his parents want to bring the body home for burial, they have to meet practically the whole coast themselves? Is not this piling a financial crisis on top of all the other distress which they feel at that time? Should not something be done about it, both on humanitarian grounds and as sensible public relations for the Armed Forces?