Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:00 am on 3rd February 2017.

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Photo of Wendy Morton Wendy Morton Conservative, Aldridge-Brownhills 10:00 am, 3rd February 2017

The A5, which passes my hon. Friend’s seat of Bosworth, is also the link through to my constituency, Aldridge-Brownhills, and to the Minister’s constituency, Nuneaton, so the three of us have something in common other than speaking on the Bill. On my hon. Friend’s point about consultation, does he agree that, for a resident, one of the most frustrating things is when they turn up in a town centre only to find that the car parking charges have gone up and they had no idea? That is why consultation is really important, because it is particularly frustrating for someone when they open their purse and find they do not have the right coins to put in the machine. I welcome the fact that the Bill emphasises consulting residents and listening to their views.