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RELEASE OF DRIVERS' DETAILS TO PRIVATE PARKING COMPANIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 67: tabled on 10 June 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern the recent revelation following a Freedom of Information request that the UK taxpayer is paying up to £600,000 per year towards the cost of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) providing drivers' details to private parking companies, which then use this information to issue fines; further notes that the fee charged by the DVLA to supply this information is £2.50, but the handling cost to the DVLA of supplying it is £2.84; further notes that it is estimated that the cost of this subsidy has reached £5 million to the taxpayer over the last eight years; does not believe this to be a beneficial or appropriate use of taxpayers' funds; expresses concern about the lack of scrutiny with which the DVLA hands out UK citizens' personal details to private parking companies, which are notoriously unscrupulous and avaricious when it comes to issuing fines; believes that the DVLA should recalibrate its charges for this service so that it is at the very least breaking even, rather than providing a gift of taxpayers' money to private companies; and calls on the Government to re-evaluate the DVLA's role in assisting private parking firms to obtain citizens' personal data, and to ensure that data protection and confidentiality are not at risk from this practice.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2014
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2014
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2014
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2014
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2014
Edinburgh West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2014
North Tyneside
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 17 June 2014
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2014
North Devon
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2014
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2014
Luton North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2014
Manchester, Withington
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 June 2014
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2014
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2014
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2014
Mansfield
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2014
Leeds East
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2014
Glenrothes
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2014
Colchester
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 June 2014
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 June 2014
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2014
Bolsover
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2014
Angus
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2014
Ceredigion

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.