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Immobilisation of Vehicles

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he plans to bring forward proposals for restrictions on the level of fines imposed by private vehicle immobilisation companies. (300742)

Under proposals contained in the Crime and Security Bill, laid before Parliament on 20 November, we plan to amend the Private Security Industry Act 2001 to introduce a requirement for all vehicle immobilisation businesses to be licensed by the Security Industry Authority and to adhere to a strict code of practice, when working on private land. The code will include restrictions on release fees and will regulate other aspects of the practices of vehicle immobilisation businesses.

More details of the Bill can be found at the following link:

www.crimereduction.homeoffice.gov.uk/crimeandsecuritybill/