Protection of Freedoms Bill

Memorandum submitted by Ms Edye (PF 49)

I understand that you are now considering the implementation to ban clamping. I fully support this decision, as there are so many unscrupulous operators within the industry.


I also believe that there is very few reasons why a vehicle should be clamped. Penalty notices have been extremely effective in deterring illegal parking. I feel the power to clamp should only be given to the Police. Disabling a vehicle can cause so much heartache and suffering, for often a simple oversight.


I appreciate that you may receive numerous correspondence in favour of retaining clamping but I feel passionately that clamping should not be seen as a "cash cow" and should be a tool for the Police if needed.

April 2011