Government response

Response to media reports on parking enforcement rules

Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis responds to reports on parking enforcement rules.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Minister for Local Government Brandon Lewis said:

This government has scrapped Whitehall rules that previously told councils to hike up parking charges, adopt draconian enforcement and impose arbitrary limits on off-street parking spaces. Councils now need to play their part in reining back in the over-zealous culture of municipal parking enforcement. They should adopt a common sense approach.

Ministers are considering what further steps can be taken to ensure that town hall parking policies and practices support local high streets.


Daily Hansard written answers for 1 July 2013.

Published 29 July 2013