HC Deb 17 June 2002 vol 387 cc88-9W
Mr. Boswell

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the(a) operations and (b) finances of the Motability Scheme. [61347]

Maria Eagle

Motability is an independent charitable company incorporated by Royal Charter. It has overall responsibility for all operations of the Motability Scheme. Finance for the vehicle programmes is provided by Motability Finance Ltd. (MFL), an independent service provider to the charity. MFL is owned by a partnership of six of the major clearing banks, Bank of Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland (incorporating National Westminster), Barclays, Lloyds TSB, and HSBC, who provide finance for the Motability Scheme at preferential rates.