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Parking: Private Sector

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 106544, tabled on 9 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to strengthen the powers given to local authorities to regulate private car parks.

Answered on

13 October 2017

We have already taken steps to help local authorities tackle unfair practices by private parking operators, including the banning of wheel clamping and towing.

My Department is also considering reforms of the private parking sector and we are keen to ensure motorists get fair treatment from private parking companies.

We welcome Sir Greg Knight’s Private Members’ Bill that seeks to create an independent code of practice for private parking companies. We look forward to reading Sir Greg’s recommendations.

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