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Funerals: Children

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL8046, tabled on 21 May 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Children's Funeral Fund for England will cover costs for burial and cremation fees in any cemetery or crematorium chosen by bereaved parents, including church, private or woodland-based funerals; and if not, whether the parents' choice will be restricted by virtue of cost.

Answered on

5 June 2018

The Government is committed to ensuring that all families who lose a child are given the support they need. That is why we have announced the establishment of a Children’s Funeral Fund for England, with the intention that no bereaved family will have to pay for the essential costs of burying or cremating their child. The detailed policy is under development and will be announced in due course.