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|13 Sep 2017, 11:56 a.m.||Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Labour - Life peer)||Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Labour - Life peer)|
Question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are planning to take against private parking companies that have access to the DVLA database and impose large fines for minor traffic infringements.
Answer (Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth)
My Department is currently considering reforms to the private parking sector and we are determined to ensure motorists get fair treatment from private parking companies.
Private parking companies must be a member of a parking trade association if they wish to access DVLA data and issue parking charges. If they do not follow the trade association’s code of practice their access to DVLA data can be suspended.
We welcome the Rt Hon Sir Greg Knight’s Private Member’s Bill that seeks to create an independent code of practice for private parking companies. We look forward to reading Sir Greg’s recommendations.