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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-00250: Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 26 May 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to regulate the private parking industry during the current parliamentary session.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 6 June 2016

The Scottish Government is working with the private parking industry, Citizens Advice Scotland and Trading Standards Scotland on how to improve industry practices in Scotland. As part of this work, we are looking at the standardising of signage, improving transparency of the industry through the development of a single code of practice and exploring the potential creation of an independent appeals service for Scotland.

The government will continue to keep under review whether further action, including primary legislation is required to ensure that best practice is adopted and maintained throughout the industry in Scotland.