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Transport: Workplace Parking Levy

Volume 706: debated on Thursday 11 December 2008


My honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Paul Clark) has made the following Ministerial Statement.

I am today announcing a 12-week consultation on draft regulations for workplace parking levy licensing schemes made by local traffic authorities under the Transport Act 2000.

Powers for a local authority to make a workplace parking levy scheme were included in the Transport Act 2000, but some of the details of the legislative framework were left to be set out in regulations. The regulations would apply to any local traffic authority that wishes to make a workplace parking levy scheme in England outside London.

Nottingham City Council has designed a workplace parking levy scheme and made and published a scheme order. The order cannot come into force until confirmed by the Secretary of State for Transport, and the Secretary of State cannot consider the order in the absence of an appropriate regulatory framework. The regulations in today’s consultation concern that framework.

Publication of this consultation should not be interpreted as implying that a decision on the Nottingham scheme has been taken.

Consultation documents are available on the Department for Transport's website at Copies will be placed in the House Library.