Date lodged: 27 July 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how much has been raised from hospital car parking charges in each year since 1999.
Answered by: Shona Robison 18 August 2016
At the point when car parking charges were abolished from December 2008, NHS Scotland hospitals (with the exception of three private finance initiative (PFI) run car parks) were estimated to collect £3.6 million of income each year from car parking charges. From 2009 onwards, NHS Boards have not received any income from car parking charges and it is estimated that this policy has saved patients and staff over £27 million.
Prior to 2008, the Scottish Government did not collect details on how much income was raised through car parking charges.