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Parking: Fees and Charges

Transport written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Labour, Bridgend

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport

(1) what statutory provisions govern the time allowed to a car driver to decide whether a pay and display car parking fee is reasonable before becoming liable to pay; and if she will make a statement;

(2) what statutory provisions govern the amount of time a car may be in a pay and display car park before a car parking fee becomes payable; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

There is no legislation governing these specific aspects of local authority car parks. It is entirely for the car park owner to set the terms and conditions for parking on their land.

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