ASHFIELD MP Gloria De Piero has asked for a House of Commons debate on hospital parking charges.
She posed the question during Business of the House Questions on Thursday following a decision last year by King’s Mill Hospital bosses to raise parking charges.
Miss De Piero asked Leader of the House of Commons George Young: “Could we have a debate on hospital parking charges?
“The hospital in my constituency has introduced big rises and has recently started charging for disabled parking. Sadly, it is not alone in doing so.”
Speaking afterwards, she said: “We have seen big rises in hospital parking charges at King’s Mill and the recent introduction of disabled parking charges.
“I will continue to press ministers to do something about these unfair charges.”
King’s Mill’s decision divided the community with some residents saying they expected to pay to park, while others said that any charges were unfair.