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Motability: Finance

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the budget for the Motability scheme was in each year since 1997. (224090)

[holding answer 17 September 2008]: Motability is an independent charitable company which is responsible for the Motability scheme. The Government do not provide any direct funding to the scheme.

Motability also administers the Specialised Vehicles Fund on behalf of the Government. This provides grants towards the cost of specially adapted vehicles for disabled people. My Department will contribute £19.996 million this year towards the cost of adaptations and administration costs.