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Parking Offences: West Sussex

Volume 476: debated on Wednesday 21 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many parking tickets were issued by police community support officers in (a) Adur District Council, (b) Arun District Council, (c) Chichester District Council, (d) Crawley Borough Council, (e) Hastings Borough Council, (f) Horsham District Council, (g) Lewes District Council, (h) Mid Sussex District Council, (i) Rother District Council, (j) Wealden District Council and (k) Worthing Borough Council (i) between January and June 2007, (ii) between July and December 2007 and (iii) since January 2008. (202188)

Fixed penalties for parking offences can be issued by police officers and traffic wardens. Police community support officers (PCSOs) can only issue parking tickets if they have been separately appointed as traffic wardens and wear the prescribed uniform for someone who is both a PCSO and a traffic warden. The number of parking tickets issued in Sussex by PCSOs appointed as traffic wardens is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.