Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered at on 18 July 2016.

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Photo of Baroness Barker Baroness Barker Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Voluntary Sector)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Motability Scheme funds cars, powerchairs and mobility scooters but does not extend to cycles.

Photo of Lord Freud Lord Freud The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Motability is an independent charitable organisation wholly responsible for the Motability scheme. Operational decisions, such as what types of vehicles the scheme should provide, are for Motability to make. They can be contacted at Director of Motability, Motability, Warwick House, Roydon Road, Harlow, Essex, CM19 5PX.

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Chris Beazer
Posted on 19 Jul 2016 8:42 pm (Report this annotation)

This is a typical government ploy - move the responsibility to a separate body, reduce funding and then deny any responsibility for the hardship caused.