Transport Minister and Lewes MP, Norman Baker has congratulated Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Kemptown & Peacehaven for his work steering the Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges Act onto the statute book.
Simon, who introduced the Bill as a Private Member’s Bill in 2012 and steered it through Parliament said:
“The Act will make a real difference for disabled people who rely on this vital scheme for everyday living by clamping down on blue badge abuse.”
The Kemptown MP maintains that abuse of the Blue Badge scheme is a serious problem, costing local authorities millions and depriving genuine badge holders of the parking spaces they need in order to live independent lives.
In his letter to Simon, Norman Baker wrote:
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for picking up this legislation and helping to steer it successfully through the Private Member’s process and on to the statute book.”