Parking Campaigners Meet in Westminster to discuss new Legislation

Murdo with Sir Greg Knight MP

Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP, Murdo Fraser, has met with Sir Greg Knight MP to discuss his Private Members Bill on rogue parking companies currently making its way through Westminster.

The Parking (Code of Practice) Bill passed its second reading in the Commons at the end of January and will now move to the committee stage before being enacted into law at the end of 2018.

The Bill will ensure that all private parking companies abide by a single code of practice, set by the Government, and failing to do so will result in being barred from accessing DVLA records.

Currently private parking firms are able to pay a small charge, £2.50, to access DVLA records which enables them to identify offending motorists.

Commenting Murdo Fraser MSP said;

“It was good to meet with Greg and chat about the implications of this Bill for Scottish motorists.

“We both have a shared desire to protect parkers and we were able to discuss how we can work together to ensure that robust regulation becomes a reality.

“An enforced single code of practice can help ensure that private firms play by the same rules and removing DVLA access can act as a deterrent in preventing unlawful behaviour.

“If passed, Greg’s bill would complement my work in Scotland where I am hoping to bring in capped fines, independent appeals and clarified signage.”

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