Parking: Fees and Charges:Written question - 70927

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(Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland)
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Asked on: 13 April 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Parking: Fees and Charges
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To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2017 to Question 68027, when his Department plans to respond to the discussion paper, Parking reform: tackling unfair practices.
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Answered by: Mr Marcus Jones
Answered on: 26 April 2017
Holding answer received on 20 April 2017

We have already taken steps to tackle rogue and unfair practices by private parking operators, including the banning of wheel clamping and towing.

Private parking companies receive DVLA data on the condition that it will only be used to help follow up alleged parking contraventions. It cannot be further processed for any other purpose. The audit by the Information Commissioner’s Office in March 2016, judged the DVLA’s procedures to offer high assurance that processes to mitigate the risks of non-compliance with the Data Protection Act are in place.

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