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PRIVATE PARKING OPERATORS IN TOWNS AND CITIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 458: tabled on 15 September 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 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 is growing increasingly concerned about the operation of private parking operators in town and city centres; notes that the £100 fines issued by these companies are significantly out of proportion to the few minutes that some people may be late in returning to their vehicles and which would take up to 15 hours to pay earning the minimum wage; is concerned about the use of debt collection agencies which set about routinely harassing those in receipt of a fine with increasingly intimidating demands to pay; further notes the new bewildering changes in technology that seem to be confusing many users of these private operations; has concerns about the use of Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency information to track down motorists on behalf of these private sector companies; regrets that companies such as Smart Parking refuse to engage in a meaningful discussion about their operations and arrogantly dismiss those with concerns about their parking arrangements; believes that the regulation of private parking is insufficient and must be urgently reviewed to ensure that private parking companies are more accountable and responsive to the communities they serve; and calls on the Government to bring forward plans to ensure that new regulations are brought forward which are user-focused and stop what is almost a licence to harass.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Livingston
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2016
Sheffield Central
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 September 2015
Worthing West
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2015
West Lancashire
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
North East Fife
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 13 October 2015
North Down
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2015
Bradford East
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Dundee West
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2015
Bury South
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 19 October 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Glasgow North West
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2015
Ynys Môn
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2015
Bolton South East
Sherriff, Paula
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2015
Dewsbury
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Glasgow Central
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 October 2015
Arfon
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.