Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 3rd February 2017.

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Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster Conservative, Torbay 10:30 am, 3rd February 2017

Does my hon. Friend agree that if special events are about communities coming together and bringing in a surge of trade and that if local authorities view them as an opportunity, bluntly, to turn their car parks into a bit of a cash cow and rip people off, we could see an effect similar to what happened with the solar eclipse in 1999 in Cornwall: where places increased prices, people just did not come?