Islwyn MP Chris Evans has called on the UK Government to review the affordability of funerals.
It comes after a report claimed one in five households can’t afford the cost of a basic funeral.
The average funeral costs £3,500 and Mr Evans said the cost, availability of advice and support for poor families must be reviewed.
Mr Evans said: “The loss of a loved one is the toughest thing a family can ever go through. The least people expect is to be able to say a proper goodbye and not be forced into debt in doing so.
“Understandably this is a difficult issue for people to speak about, not being able to afford a funeral can be upsetting and isolating.
“This is exactly why it is on the Government to take action. The last thing bereaved families need is to worry about money. Ministers must now launch a review of funeral costs and look at any and all actions they can take to help people be able to afford funerals.”