MP calls for urgent inquiry into NCP

MP calls for urgent inquiry into NCP

Motorists are allegedly being "fleeced" by a leading car park operator, according to an MP.

Conservative Robert Halfon is calling for a parliamentary inquiry into the supposed "disgraceful" behaviour of NCP.

He alleges that some drivers using these car parks, many of which are situated outside train stations, are being erroneously fined.

Mr Halfon said that many motorists are reportedly being fined for positioning tickets wrongly on their vehicle's dashboard. Others are apparently being fined for innocently parking in bays wrongly marked as restricted, the Harlow MP claims.

He called on William Hague, the Commons Leader, to ask the business and transport ministers to launch an immediate inquiry into the matter.

Mr Hague said that he would contact the ministers and alert them to Mr Halfon's concerns.

The Office of Rail Regulation is the body which reviews railway station car park charge complaints, added Mr Hague, who called Mr Halfon "ardent" in his campaigning.

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