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Parking Act 1989

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 28 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the operation of the Parking Act 1989; what recent representations he has received about the operation of this Act; and whether he has plans to amend this Act. (80201)

The Parking Act 1989 amended the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to:

(a) allow the use of cashless parking systems in car parks controlled by local authority orders. Originally, such systems had to be type-approved by the Secretary of State but that requirement was repealed by the Deregulation (Parking Equipment) Order 1996;

(b) include provisions on the display of information at off-street parking places; and

(c) modify the offences and proceedings provisions concerning parking places.

We have not received any recent representations about this Act and do not have any current plans to amend it.