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Hospital Car Parking Charges

Volume 635: debated on Wednesday 24 January 2018

12. Whether he has had discussions with the Scottish Government on their abolition of hospital car parking charges. (903409)

I have not had discussions with the Scottish Government regarding hospital car parking charges. The policy falls wholly within their area of devolved competence.

The vast majority of national health service hospitals in Scotland do not charge for car parking. Will my right hon. Friend initiate discussions with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to explore the options for extending that to England?

I am sure that my colleague the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care will have heard my right hon. Friend’s comments.