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Complainant Name:
Mr Jonathon Pickford

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Mr Jonathon Pickford complained that the newspaper had published a number of inaccuracies about the Motability scheme. He stated that the cars available through the scheme were not free - an individual had to spend the higher rate mobility component of their Disability Living Allowance to lease a Mobility car. He was further concerned by the incorrect implication that all children with ADHD were entitled to a Mobility car.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following wording in the newspaper and on the website:

A commentary article on October 11 picked up a recent Sunday newspaper report which said that there are 99,000 people suffering from ADHD-related conditions and that more than 3,000 families have received cars as a result through the Motability scheme. We are happy to clarify that these figures include behavioural disorders as well as ADHD and that of the 3,200 families eligible for cars, only 30 per cent have taken up the offer.

Date Published: 13/01/2012

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