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NHS: Parking

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many parking spaces were available in each NHS trust in 2007-08; what average fee was charged per hour for patient or visitor parking; how many disabled parking spaces were available; how many parking spaces were available for patients or visitors; what average hourly fee was charged for staff parking; how many parking spaces were available for staff; and what income was received from (a) staff and (b) patient parking. (257736)

The information available has been placed in the Library.

The information has been supplied by the national health service and had not been amended centrally. The accuracy and completeness of the information is the responsibility of the provider organisation.

The provision of hospital car parking and any associated charges are decided locally by individual NHS trusts to help cover the cost of running, maintaining and securing a car park. All trusts should have exemption and concessionary schemes in place to ensure that patients and carers who visit hospital regularly are not disadvantaged. They should also have sustainable public transport plans in place for staff and visitors.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many parking spaces for (a) staff and (b) patients were available in the NHS in England in each financial year since 1997-98; and how much was received from (i) staff and (ii) patients in parking charges in each such year. (257740)

The information is not available in the format requested.

Since 2001-02, the Department has collected annual data from national health service trusts on car parking provision and any associated charges, through the Estates Returns Information Collection (ERIC). The available data for each year since 2001-02 have been placed in the Library.

The information provided has been supplied by the NHS and had not been amended centrally. The accuracy and completeness of the information is the responsibility of the provider organisation.

The provision of hospital car parking and any associated charges are decided locally by individual trusts to help cover the cost of running, maintaining and securing a car park. All NHS trusts should have exemption and concessionary schemes in place to ensure that patients and carers who visit hospital regularly are not disadvantaged. They should also have sustainable public transport plans in place for staff and visitors.