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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10527: Jackson Carlaw (Eastwood)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 4 August 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the £24,500 liability in Vehicle Control Services Ltd v Mackie [2017] SC DUN 24 as a mechanism to protect parking amenity.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 23 August 2017

We are aware that private parking operators can levy reasonable charges that are contained within their Accredited Trade Association code of practice. However, we will continue to work with stakeholders to ensure that consumer rights are protected.

The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 does not provide for leaving motor vehicles on private land. As such, the conditions of landowners must be adhered to in relation to any parking terms and conditions that have been set.