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.
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.