Documents to download

The Parking (Code of Practice) Bill is a private member’s bill which would require the government to prepare a code of practice that contains guidance on good practice in the operation and management of private car parks, in addition to guidance on appeals against parking charges imposed in such car parks. The bill also provides for the creation of an independent appeals service and for a levy on the parking industry to cover the costs associated with issuing, administering and investigating a failure on individuals to act in accordance with the code.

The bill was introduced in the House of Commons on 19 July 2017 by Sir Greg Knight (Conservative MP for East Yorkshire). The bill received its second reading in the House of Commons on 2 February 2018 and completed its stages with cross party support on 23 November 2018. The bill was introduced in the House of Lords on 26 November 2018 under the sponsorship of Lord Hunt of Wirral (Conservative) and is scheduled to have its second reading on 18 January 2019.

Documents to download

Related posts

  • Cyclists and the law

    Currently, cyclists who drive dangerously or carelessly can be prosecuted for various offences, including those contained in the Road Traffic Act 1988 (as amended). In 2024, the government said it was introducing a new offence of causing death by dangerous cycling. This briefing summarises the existing laws and proposals for creating new offences ahead of a forthcoming debate in the House of Lords.

    Cyclists and the law
  • Role of the prime minister’s trade envoys

    The prime minister’s trade envoys are a network of parliamentarians appointed to engage with countries where the UK government has identified trade and investment opportunities. There were 35 trade envoys covering 58 markets as of 16 May 2024. The government has said trade envoys support the UK’s economic growth by promoting trade in key markets. However, some parliamentarians have sought clarity on aspects of the trade envoy programme.

    Role of the prime minister’s trade envoys
  • Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill: HL Bill 73 of 2023–24

    The Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill is due to have its second reading in the House of Lords on 13 May 2024. The bill seeks to fulfil the commitment made by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on 10 January 2023 to quash the convictions of those convicted as a result of the Horizon scandal. It would extend and apply to England and Wales, and Northern Ireland. Its provisions would come into force at royal assent. During committee stage the bill was extended to Northern Ireland. There have also been calls for it to be extended to Scotland. The bill has received cross-party support but is controversial as the quashing of convictions by Parliament is unprecedented. In addition, concerns about the scope of the bill have been raised. The bill would not include individuals whose convictions were previously upheld by the Court of Appeal.

    Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill: HL Bill 73 of 2023–24