HC Deb 17 January 1991 vol 183 c541W
Mr. Kirkwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will introduce legislation to make it a road traffic offence for able-bodied motorists to park in bays designated for special use by disabled people which are situated either on public highways or car parks serving public buildings.

Mr. Chope

It is already an offence for an able-bodied person to use a parking place reserved for an orange badge holder on the public highway or in a local authority off-street car park which has been designated by an Order made under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. The offence carries a maximum penalty of £400.

My Department has no jurisdiction over spaces in private car parks reserved for disabled people. It is for individual operators of these car parks to take whatever steps they consider necessary to see that these spaces are not misused.