MP calls for halt to 'misleading' parking fine notices
MP James Heappey has this week called for private parking companies
to be held more responsible for their practices.
MP says he has been approached by several constituents regarding
issues related to the behaviour of private parking companies.
believes more needs to be done to protect people from being unduly
saying: "In my experience and the experience of many of my
constituents, signage in private car parks is inconsistent."
best, that could be down to poor maintenance or a mistake. At worst,
it could be argued that the poor signage is again a deliberate act
to confuse or deceive."
fact that private parking companies use the PCN abbreviation as
parking charge noticecompared with the penalty
charge notice issued by the police and civil authoritiesis
wilfully misleading and should be stopped."
has spoken in support of The Parking Code of Practice Bill, which
was debated in Parliament last week. The bill aims to make provision
for a code of practice containing guidance about the operation and
management of private parking facilities.
Heappey added that access to DVLA data should not be allowed for
companies who do not behave in the correct way and pledged his support
for the legislation.