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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-00251: Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 26 May 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with partners in the private parking industry in relation to those not following the voluntary code of conduct.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 6 June 2016

The Stakeholder Working Group on private parking, which includes representatives from the parking industry, Citizens Advice Scotland and the Trading Standards Scotland met in November 2015. The discussion at this meeting focused on how we can improve private parking practices, including non-compliance of the British Parking Association and Independent Parking Committee's codes of practice.

Discussions have been constructive and we are currently working with the stakeholders to develop an action plan, which will form the basis of the Scottish Government’s approach to delivering improvements to private parking practices across Scotland. A further meeting of the working group to discuss progress of the action plan will be arranged later in summer 2016.