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Disabled People: Parking

Volume 687: debated on Monday 18 December 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will oblige local authorities to enforce rules of use for all discretionary disabled parking places. [HL828]

While local authorities are able to introduce discretionary disabled parking bays, it is not possible to regulate or enforce the use of discretionary bays.

Local authorities have the power under the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 to make traffic regulation orders to introduce designated disabled parking bays that can be enforced by the police service or local authority parking attendants, depending on who is responsible for parking enforcement in the area.