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Effective Car Park Management (No. 2)

EDM number 1198 in 2007-08, proposed by Gordon Prentice on 17/03/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Companies and Roads.

That this House notes with incredulity that Matthew Brough has demanded an immediate apology and retraction from the Lancashire Telegraph and Leader Times series of newspapers for referring to him as the owner of Effective Car Park Management (ECPM), the trading name of MJB Car Park Management Ltd which has issued hundreds of penalty notices in threatening terms against unsuspecting motorists in Pendle causing immense anxiety and distress; further notes that Brough has complained to the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) about the inaccuracy; notes that on his own admission Brough works for ECPM but omits to say that it is owned by his wife, Ruth Brough, who shares the same address as Brough at Longfield Court, Barnoldswick and that she is a director of many companies with which Brough is associated including Purple Security Services Ltd, MJB Support Services Ltd, Purple Security Northern, Purple Security Southern and WANS Contracting Ltd; further notes that Brough has set up yet another company, Nupark Car Parks Ltd, registered at the Innovation Centre in Nelson; urges both newspapers to resist any further pressure from Brough and to publish full details of the web companies Brough has established and wound up over recent years with the involvement of his wife Ruth and mother Lynn; calls on the PCC to take no action in support of Matthew Brough, whose constant threats of litigation and aggressive pursuit of motorists mark him out as being wholly unfit to be involved in car parking enforcement in any capacity; and urges Lancashire County Council Trading Standards to conclude their investigations into Brough's activities without delay.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

Gordon Prentice17/03/2008PendleLabourProposed
Michael Connarty17/03/2008Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley17/03/2008Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Lynne Jones18/03/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Michael Clapham18/03/2008Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn18/03/2008Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Paul Flynn18/03/2008Newport WestLabourSigned
Greg Pope19/03/2008HyndburnLabourSigned
Janet Anderson19/03/2008Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
John McDonnell20/03/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer20/03/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins20/03/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Eric Illsley25/03/2008Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Alan Simpson26/03/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis26/03/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins27/03/2008TamworthLabourSigned
Katy Clark31/03/2008North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
David Hamilton01/04/2008MidlothianLabourSigned
Janet Dean02/04/2008BurtonLabourSigned
Andrew MacKinlay21/04/2008ThurrockLabourSigned

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