Saturday 31 March 2018 / 9:00 PM Jeremy Corbyn / Local Government

Funding cost of child burials will provide dignity for bereaved families – Jeremy Corbyn

Commenting on news the Government will fund the cost of child burials after a campaign led by Labour MP Carolyn Harris, Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, said:

“This is a simple piece of dignity for bereaved families across the country, secured through tenacious campaigning by Labour’s Carolyn Harris who tirelessly kept up the pressure when the Government was dragging its feet.

“No parent who has gone through the heart-breaking experience of losing a child should be left struggling to cover the cost of a funeral. This is very welcome and wonderful news.”