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'tang
Posted on: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 - 22:27


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Following on from the previous posts, the e-petition 6342 was mentioned by Honest John (The motoring advice columnist) in The Daily Telegraph on Saturday.

Since then we have jumped from 160ish signatories to over 1,400 in just over a day and a half.

Please keep circulating the details:

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/6342

http://www.stopclause56.org.uk/

Thanks.

'tang.
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'tang
Posted on: Thu, 8 Sep 2011 - 10:18


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There is a website that explains Clause 56 and Schedule 4 and how it affects all of us:

http://www.stopclause56.org.uk

It also has links to the e-petition and quick links to share this via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, digg and StumbleUpon.

Please spread the word.

'tang.
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'tang
Posted on: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 - 20:36


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My bad. I wrapped the URL in bold and the link broke. It's edited now.
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'tang
Posted on: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 - 19:00


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There is a new and slightly better worded e-Petition calling for the removal of Clause 56 in the Protection of Freedoms bill currently before Parliament.

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/6342

For those that don't know clause 56 can be summerised thus:

"It allows creditors to pursue the registered keeper of a vehicle for unpaid parking charges, whether or not the keeper was the driver at the time the charge was incurred. This allows a creditor to hold a non-contracting party responsible for a breach of contract in which they played no part. This would undermine a long held legal principle. Clause 56 also requires parking operators to meet certain conditions before they can pursue the keeper of the vehicle for any unpaid charges. But it places no burden of proof on the parking operator to demonstrate that these conditions have been met, nor does it provide a system of dispute resolution for vehicle keepers pursued for payment where these conditions are not met"

The opposition to the clause is not because people wish to condone breach of contract in private/civil parking matters but because this clause changes the basic nature of civil contract law and as such can not and must not be allowed to pass without opposition.

The British Parking Association are lobbying hard for this clause as it gives them a licence to print money. It seems few people are lobbying against it.

EDIT: 12/08/11 21:34 - Sorry, for some reason when wrapping the URL in bold the link broke. My bad. Now fixed.
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