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Consumer Protection (Private Car Parks) Bill 2010-12

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule, SO No 23)
Sponsor:
Henry Smith

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

  • 2nd reading: House of Commons 2nd reading: House of Commons | 21.10.2011

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 114 2010-12 (as introduced) | PDF version, 79KB 11.05.2011

Latest news on the Bill

The Bill was debated on 13 May 2011 but ran out of time.

The Bill was not moved for debate on 21 October 2011. The order to read the Bill a second time lapsed. There is no indication when the Bill will progress further.

This Bill had its first reading on 30 November 2010 through the Ten Minute Rule.

If you require any further information about the Bill then please contact the sponsoring Member, Henry Smith.

Summary of the Bill

The Bill would require local authorities in England to introduce a licensing scheme for charging, publicly-available, privately-owned car parks. 

The requirements on local authorities would be set out in regulations made by the Secretary of State by statutory instrument, and would include:

  • the criteria which private parking operators must satisfy to acquire a licence
  • the maximum level of fixed penalty charges which could be imposed under the licensing scheme
  • provision for the costs incurred by each local authority in setting up and administering the licensing process to be recovered by a levy on private parking operators operating within that local authority area
  • provision for local authorities to permit exemptions from the licensing scheme
  • details of the penalties which should apply to any non-licensed private parking operator.

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