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Hospital car parking charges under the spotlight

Hospital car parking charges come under scrutiny again today, with MPs set to debate their merit in Parliament.

A campaign led by Conservative MP Robert Halfon wants hospital trusts to consider ways they can lower the cost of parking for patients' relatives.

Freedom of Information requests launched by Mr Halfon found London had the highest charges, with an average of £20 a day and more than £130 a week.

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Already 'plenty' of guidance for hospital car parking fees

There is "plenty" of guidance for hospitals on how they should run their car parks so patients' relatives are "not ripped off", a former member of the NHS Foundation Trust said.

Roy Lilley told Good Morning Britain hospitals would "have to charge" to pay for the wear and tear of the car park, but they should keep their prices reasonable.

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