MP launches Bill to tighten the law on pre-paid funerals

Airdrie & Shotts MP Neil Gray. Pic: Anthony Upton.
Airdrie & Shotts MP Neil Gray. Pic: Anthony Upton.

Airdrie and Shotts MP Neil Gray has launched a 10-minute Rule Bill to tighten the law on the selling of pre-paid funerals.

Mr Gray said: “While many funeral plan providers are responsible and ethical, there are others who are quite the opposite.

“People sign up thinking their final journey is fully taken care of and their next of kin are saved a huge financial worry.

“Instead families find they cannot use the undertaker they prefer or, more crucially, only part of the cost is covered.”

Mr Gray received cross party support for his Bill.

He said: “I’ll engage with the Government to ensure consumer confidence in such an important and emotive area.”