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Motor Vehicles: Manufactering Industries

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate has been made of the maximum number of car purchases which may be supported by the car scrappage scheme; and how much of the funding allocated to the scheme has been disbursed. (291886)

Following the extension announced on 28 September 2009, the vehicle scrappage scheme will now, subject to parliamentary approval, cover up to 400,000 transactions. 253,364 orders have been placed (covering the period from 23 April to 11 October) and £135,188,000 has been paid out under the scheme as at 21 October. BIS payments are made once orders are fulfilled and transactions are completed.