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HISTORIC PRESS RELEASE : Vital role of Motability for disabled people [September 2008]

The press release issued by 10 Downing Street on 10 September 2008.

The Prime Minister has marked the 30th anniversary of the Motability scheme by presenting three disabled people with the keys to their Motability cars in Downing Street.

The event also marked the milestone of putting 500,000 Motability cars on the road and giving disabled people access to affordable, convenient, trouble-free motoring.

The PM, a Senior Patron of the Motability Scheme, congratulated Motability for the “vital role” the organisation plays in giving disabled people freedom and independence.

The PM said:

“Motability is a remarkable organisation that plays a vital role in helping disabled people up and down the country to maintain their independence.  It is an outstanding example of the voluntary sector, the business community and Government all working together in a successful partnership.”

Among those receiving keys to a new car were Mark Sutcliffe, an army corporal who lost his leg in a terrorist attack while serving in Iraq.