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HOSPITAL CAR PARKING - WQ 131746

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1275: tabled on 16 May 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the Department of Health and Social Care guidance, entitled NHS patient, visitor and staff car parking principles; further notes that the guidance suggests specifically that NHS organisations should work with public transport providers to make sure that users can get to the site as conveniently as possible; highlights written parliamentary Question 131746 asking how many NHS Trusts in England provide transport between their hospital sites for members of staff whose duties require regular travel between hospitals; notes the response to the Question that such information is not collected centrally; is concerned that the principle and, indeed, the entire guidance could be easily ignored by NHS hospitals in England due to the lack of follow-up by the Government; and urges the Government to introduce legislation to abolish car parking charges in England.