Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 29th January 2018.

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Photo of Conor McGinn Conor McGinn Labour, St Helens North

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will introduce a single code of conduct for private parking operators; and if he will estimate the number of car parking fine appeals that have been processed in each year since 2010.

Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Holding answer received on 25 January 2018

Sir Greg Knight has introduced a Private Members’ Bill that seeks to create an independent code of practice for private parking companies. In line with the Manifesto, the Government fully supports Sir Greg Knight's Bill and seeks to get the fairest deal for motorists whilst helping to tackle rogue private parking companies. Should the Bill progress, there will be an opportunity to consider the obligations on private parking companies. The Bill is due for second reading on 2 February 2018 and I will be speaking in the Commons to voice the Government’s and my personal support. Further information is available here

The number of appeals processed by either private parking companies or local authorities is not data that is collected by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.

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