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Consumer Protection (Private Car Parks) Bill

Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule)

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2010-12

Last updated: 2 May 2012 at 09:42

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Long title

A Bill to make provision relating to the licensing of charging, publicly-available, privately-owned car parks; to require local authorities to introduce a licensing system for such car parks; to enable local authorities to recover the costs of such a licensing scheme from car park operators; and for connected purposes.


The Bill would require local authorities in England to introduce a licensing scheme for charging, publicly-available, privately-owned car parks.

The requirements on local authorities would be set out in regulations made by the Secretary of State by statutory instrument, and would include:

  • the criteria which private parking operators must satisfy to acquire a licence
  • the maximum level of fixed penalty charges which could be imposed under the licensing scheme
  • provision for the costs incurred by each local authority in setting up and administering the licensing process to be recovered by a levy on private parking operators operating within that local authority area
  • provision for local authorities to permit exemptions from the licensing scheme
  • details of the penalties which should apply to any non-licensed private parking operator.


Henry Smith

Current version of the Bill

11 May 2011

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