Question to the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Mr Leo Varadkar, TD)
To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport regarding the Vehicle Clamping Bill 2014, if there will be a review or appeal procedure which will enable parties not satisfied with the outcome of the appeal by a parking controller or to a clamping appeals officer to have recourse to the courts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. – Jerry Buttimer.
For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 8th July, 2014.
The Vehicle Clamping Bill 2014 provides for a two-stage appeals process. A person whose vehicle has been clamped or relocated may make a first-stage appeal to the person responsible for enforcing the law or rules applicable to parking in a particular place, referred to in the Bill as the “parking controller”. Where a person is not satisfied with the determination of the parking controller, they may make a second-stage appeal to an independent clamping appeals officer appointed by the National Transport Authority.
The appeals process provided for in the Bill does not interfere with the rights of any citizen to have recourse to the Courts.