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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-21477: Neil Bibby (West Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 7 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5F-03037 by John Swinney on 7 February 2019 (Official Report, c. 9), how many workplace parking spaces there are on its estate, broken down by local authority area; what the impact would be on its employees who use these spaces if a workplace parking levy similar to that used in Nottingham was introduced, and what information it has regarding the number of parking spaces in the estates of other public bodies and the impact on their employees.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 7 March 2019

The breakdown of workplace parking spaces in the main buildings of the Scottish Government estate is as follows:

Local Authority
Area

Parking spaces

Parking spaces less disabled
parking, visitor parking etc.

Aberdeen City Council

128

119

City of Edinburgh Council

1,121

934

Glasgow City
Council

65

54

Total

1,314

1,107

The Workplace Parking Levy will be a discretionary power for local authorities. Any impact on employees would depend on how a scheme is introduced at a local level by local authorities using these discretionary powers. The Scottish Government does not hold information on the parking spaces in the estates of other public bodies.