Press Release

Committee Welcomes Christmas Town Centre Parking Tariff

Session: 2013/2014

Date: Monday, 25 November 2013

Reference: CRD 03/13/14

The Chairman of the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Regional Development, Mr Jimmy Spratt MLA, has welcomed the announcement of a new parking tariff for town centres in the lead up to Christmas.

Speaking after the Minister for Regional Development, Mr Danny Kennedy MLA, announced a new tariff of £1 for up to five hours parking, Mr Spratt said: "This is a welcome impetus for shoppers and traders in the lead up to Christmas and the New Year, as it will encourage more people into our hard-pressed town centres and bring additional and important trade for retailers at a critical time for them.

"The Committee is supportive of this and the announcement last week in respect of Christmas parking tariffs for Belfast, as every little helps consumers and retailers during this time of economic downturn."

ENDS


Notes to Editors:

Committee Membership:

The Chairperson of the Committee is Jimmy Spratt MLA
The Deputy Chairperson is Seán Lynch MLA

The Committee has a further nine members:

Joe Byrne MLA
John Dallat MLA
Alex Easton MLA
Brenda Hale MLA
Ross Hussey MLA
Declan McAleer MLA
Kieran McCarthy MLA
David McNarry MLA
Cathal Ó hOisín MLA

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