HC Deb 27 June 1988 vol 136 c118W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what information he has as to the reasons why visitors to the Royal Liverpool hospital are being charged to park their cars in the hospital car park; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Currie

Arrangements for car parking at hospitals are a matter for the district health authority concerned. It. is perfectly legal for hospitals to charge for car parking, and some are doing so as a means of generating income. I understand, however, that because of the high incidence of vandalism to vehicles at the Royal Liverpool hospital a car park attendant has been appointed and the parking charge is to cover the cost. If the hon. Member requires more detail he may care to contact the district chairman of the Liverpool health authority.

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