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

On the broad point about business and regeneration—perhaps my hon. Friend will touch on this in his speech—by giving councils the flexibility to reduce their car parking charges when they deem it necessary for a specific event or whatever, the Bill can play a vital part in regeneration. Although councils would not get the income from car parking charges, not only would they not have to cover the costs associated with advertising the reduction in charges, but they could get extra income from increasing the vibrancy of the high street, because the increased non-domestic rate collections would go back into the council.