Should hospital parking charges be dropped?
Car parking charges for hospitals in England are to remain in place, the coalition government has announced. Should hospitals charge for parking?
The previous Labour administration had said it wanted to make parking free for in-patients and regular out-patients. But the coalition says there are better uses of public money than scrapping car parking charges.
Health minister Simon Burns said: "Hospitals need to take responsibility for their own car parking arrangements. Parking is already free at most hospitals in Scotland and Wales and for certain priority groups in Northern Ireland.
Have you paid for parking at a hospital? How much did you pay? Is it right for hospitals to charge for parking? Should they only charge certain groups? Do you agree with the government that there are better uses for public money?
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