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Traffic Wardens and Parking Attendants Bill [HL]

Traffic Wardens and Parking Attendants Bill [HL]






Make provision about traffic wardens and parking attendants.                                            

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and

consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present

Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—


Code of conduct


The Secretary of State shall publish a code of conduct for traffic wardens and

parking attendants.


The code shall provide, inter alia, that a traffic warden or parking attendant

shall not issue a fixed penalty notice unless the vehicle concerned—



is causing significant inconvenience to other road users,


is a danger to other road users, including pedestrians, or


has been in a metered parking bay in contravention of parking

regulations for at least ten minutes.


Compliance with code


Any local authority or police authority in England having responsibility,

whether directly or indirectly, for the employment of traffic wardens or

parking attendants shall ensure that all such wardens or attendants comply

with the code.


Remuneration of traffic wardens and parking attendants


No payment may be made to—


a traffic warden or parking attendant, or


any person responsible for traffic wardens or parking attendants,

which is related to the number or value of fixed penalty notices issued.


Short title, commencement and extent



This Act may be cited as the Traffic Wardens and Parking Attendants Act 2005.

HL Bill 17 53/4

Traffic Wardens and Parking Attendants Bill [HL]




This Act shall come into force at the end of the period of three months

beginning with the date on which it is passed.


This Act extends to England only.




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