Funeral Poverty — [Sir David Amess in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:13 pm on 13th October 2015.

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Photo of Patricia Gibson Patricia Gibson Scottish National Party, North Ayrshire and Arran 5:13 pm, 13th October 2015

I will wind up. I have not had time to say all that I wanted to say, but I shall end by saying that we know that many people in our country struggle to make ends meet. They can barely afford to live; now it would seem that they cannot afford to die either. We have spoken about the distress and the lack of dignity into which funeral poverty plunges families and the deceased. Let us hope that the Government are listening.