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Private Car Park Operators

Transport written question – answered on 27th October 2005.

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Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what controls are in place to regulate the maximum (a) charges and (b) penalties applied by private car park operators.

Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office

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Privately owned and run car parks are not subject to the provisions of the Private Security Industry Act 2001 or the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. The terms and conditions under which they are operated is therefore a matter for the owner and operator of the car park, not the Government. Vehicle immobilisers who have been employed by private car park owners to clamp cars and charge a fee to the owners who contravene the terms and conditions of parking are required to be licensed by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

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