Housing, Communities and Local Government: Private Parking Sector

Mike Wood: What steps his Department is taking to tackle unfair practices in the private parking sector.

 

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

The Government fully support the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill of my right hon. Friend Sir Greg Knight. It will create an independent code of practice for private parking companies and deliver robust accountability, providing a much better deal for motorists.

 

Mike Wood: What assessment has the Minister made of the Bill of our right hon. Friend the Member for East Yorkshire and its likely impact, and does he believe that more is needed to help to protect our constituents from cowboy parking enforcers?

 

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

The current system is one of self-regulation and, sadly, the behaviour of some rogue operators using questionable or intimidating practices means that change is required and we must act. The new code will mean consistency and higher standards for parkers and will ensure that rogue operators are driven out of business.