§ Mr. O'Hara
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) on what basis the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, having been approached for her approval for the proposals contained in the paper, "Motability: MFL's Maintenance and Residual Value Proposals", indicated that she was generally content; 
(2) what consultation she or her Department have held with hon. Members who have constituents who believe their jobs are at stake if the proposals in the paper, "Motability: MFL's Maintenance and Residual Value Proposals", are implemented; and when such consultations took place; 
(3) to whom and when the paper, "Motability: MFL's Maintenance and Residual Value Proposals", was released by (a) Motability Finance Ltd. and (b) her Department; 
(4) when copies of the paper, "Motability: MFL's Maintenance and Residual Value Proposals", were sent to the motor manufacturers who supply motability cars. 
§ Mr. Denham
[holding answer 23 June 1998]: Motability and Motability Finance Limited have presented their proposals in outline to Ministers in this Department for their information and have consulted widely with motor manufacturers and other interested parties. We understand no final decision has been made by Motability as yet regarding their plans. Officials forwarded details of Motability's proposals to Department of Trade and Industry officials who copied them to the National 625W Franchised Dealers' Association on a confidential basis. No papers have been released to motor manufacturers and there has not been any formal consultation with hon. Members about the proposals.