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Motability: Finance

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of Mark Pawsey Mark Pawsey Conservative, Rugby

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much funding his Department provided for the Motability scheme in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Motability is an independent charity and is wholly responsible for the administration of the Motability scheme. Motability is largely self-financed and the only funding the Department for Work and Pensions gives the scheme relates to the Specialised Vehicles Fund, which Motability administers on our behalf. Information on the amount of funding allocated to Motability in respect of the Specialised Vehicles Fund and its administration in each of the last 10 years is contained in the following table.

Funding for the Specialised Vehicle Fund and its administration over the last 10 years
£000
  Specialised Vehicles Fund Administration
2001-02 6,597 2,200
2002-03 6,997 2,200
2003-04 7,772 2,600
2004-05 8,375 2,700
2005-06 8,615 2,800
2006-07 9,087 2,800
2007-08 12,700 2,960
2008-09 17,036 2,960
2009-10 17,036 2,208
2010-11 17,036 1,208
Note: The Specialised Vehicles Fund provides financial assistance to those severely disabled scheme customers who require complex vehicle adaptations that allow them to enter a car as a passenger while remaining seated in their wheelchair or enables them drive their car while seated in their wheelchair.

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