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Funerals: Children

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL8048, tabled on 21 May 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Children's Funeral Fund for England will cover the full cost when parents choose to bury their child in an adult burial space with extended grave rights, rather than a child-sized burial space.

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.