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Hospital Car Parking Charges And Government Guidance

EDM number 1091 in 2017-19, proposed by Robert Halfon on 19/03/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Health services and Roads.

That this House notes the Government guidance published in 2014 about hospital car parking charges; further notes the Government recommends in this guidance that hospitals make concessions or free parking available for disabled people, frequent outpatient attenders, visitors with relatives who are gravely ill, or carers of such people, visitors to relatives who have an extended stay in hospital, or carers of such people, carers of people in the above groups where appropriate and staff working shifts that mean public transport cannot be used; notes that this guidance has not been followed by NHS hospitals in England; is aware that almost half of all hospitals still charge blue badge holders to park; notes the research carried out by major charities like CLIC Sargent and Headway which shows that patients with life-threatening and long-term illnesses are hit disproportionately by these charges; understands that this group is one of the most vulnerable in society; notes the incredible burden that these charges present; and urges the Government to abolish car parking charges at NHS hospitals in England.

This motion has been signed by a total of 14 MPs.

Robert Halfon19/03/2018HarlowConservativeProposed
Jim Shannon20/03/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Jim Cunningham20/03/2018Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Michael Penning21/03/2018Hemel HempsteadConservativeSeconded
David Simpson21/03/2018Upper BannDUPSeconded
Ronnie Campbell21/03/2018Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Bob Blackman21/03/2018Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Mary Glindon22/03/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Julian Lewis26/03/2018New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Caroline Lucas26/03/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Ruth George27/03/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Edward Davey29/03/2018Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle23/04/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
David Crausby16/05/2018Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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