Monday, 24 August 2015

Norman Baker letter confirms parliament do not support ParkingEye's charge

In the recent ParkingEye v Beavis hearing at the Supreme Court, ParkingEye's counsel, Jonathan Kirk, spent a great deal of time trying to persuade the judges that it was parliaments intention when passing the Protection of Freedom's Act 2012, that arbitrary parking charges would be allowed.

As this extract from a letter from transport minister Norman Baker to Andrew Selous MP shows, parliament thought nothing of the sort.

Mr Baker states:

charges for breaking a contract are based on a genuine pre-estimate of loss

In ParkingEye's case, the average cost per ticket issued is around £18. It is clear from this letter that parliament have no support for the £85 to £100 ParkingEye charge in their car parks and that parliament expect appeals services to 'ensure that parking contracts are applied consistently with this legal framework'.

ParkingEye cannot rewrite history and pretend their charge levels are supported by parliament.

Happy Parking

The Parking Prankster


  1. I'm hoping that this letter is put to the Lords.
    Can that happen now that submissions are closed?
    Could it not be sent after closure in the interests of justice

  2. Be usefull to see the whole letter as it goes on?