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The ‘stop carers having to pay hospital parking charges’ Bill

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To make carers exempt from parking charges at hospitals.

Update: the Bill did not pass its second reading because a Conservative MP used the practice of ‘filibustering’ — he spoke for so long in the debate that a vote could not take place because the session ran out of time.


Carers often have to make multiple visits to hospitals. This would be a big financial help for them.


Julie Cooper MP.

Other Arguments

People who would qualify are those receiving Carer’s Allowance.

Caring would be defined as visiting or transporting someone who needs a hospital visit or stay to be tested, diagnosed, or treated.

How to get involved

Speak to your MP.

If I don’t act, will it go through?

Normally laws like this, sponsored by a private member, are unlikely to become law. This is a popular move, though, so it may have a chance.