VIDEO 'Minister, end the blight fly-parking'

I called on roads Minister John Hayes to end the blight of illegal HGV fly-parking in the House of Commons.

I said: I thank the Minister of State, my right hon. Friend Mr Hayes, for his commitment to tackling illegal HGV fly-parking across roads in Kent and throughout the country. Does he agree that ending this blight requires not only more lorry parking spaces, but more effective enforcement?

The Minister replied: My hon. Friend knows I have also held a round table on that issue—as I have said before, my table is ever more round and I always welcome hearing from hon. Members across this House. My hon. Friend has made this case forcefully; she has done so at Westminster Hall and again today. She is right that we need to look at these matters because they affect local residents in exactly the way she said. We want to get a balanced package for HGVs, but a package that takes account of the overtures my hon. Friend has made in the interests of her constituents.