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Car Parks

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 4 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many staff are employed at each pay and display car park in Northern Ireland to ensure vehicles display the correct payment sticker on the windscreen. (81672)

The Acting Chief Executive of Roads Service, Mr. Geoff Allister, has written to the hon. Gentleman in response to this question.

Letter from Mr. Geoff Allister, dated 3 July 2006:

You recently asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland a parliamentary question regarding how many staff are employed at each pay and display car park in Northern Ireland to ensure vehicles display the correct payment sticker on the windscreen. I have been asked to reply as these issues fall within my responsibility as Acting Chief Executive of Roads Service.

Roads Service is responsible for the management of 82 Pay and Display car parks across Northern Ireland. Forty of these are operated through private contractors and as such no Roads Service staff are involved in patrolling these car parks. Roads Service employs 15 car park attendants to patrol around the remaining 42 car parks and take appropriate action when a vehicle fails to display evidence that the required fee has been paid.

I hope this information is helpful.