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LONDON COUNCILS COLLECT£290M IN PARKING FEES AND FINES

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New figures from the DETR show that London's 32 boroughs collected a total of£289,922,000 in parking fees and pena...
New figures from the DETR show that London's 32 boroughs collected a total of£289,922,000 in parking fees and penalties in 1999.

The Evening Standard reports that Kensington and Chelsea collected almost£26m last year, while Camden earned more than£21m. Westminster collected a total of£101,894,000.

Tory MP Michael Fallon, who drew out the figures from the government, said the amount of money levied went far beyond the social and practical costs of parking in the capital. 'It's a tax and they should call it a tax,' he declared. He said he feared London's example would be followed by councils throughout the country.

The revenue figures, announced by Keith Hill, minister for London, include parking meters, pay and display, car parks, parking tickets and clamping fines.
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