August 18, 2010, 7:56 PM GMT+0

There is overwhelming support for the Government’s proposal to ban wheel clamping on private land, a poll for the Sun has found.

The measure, which was announced yesterday, is due to be introduced as part of the Government’s ‘Freedom Bill’ in November, and will mean that only the police and local councils will have the right to use wheel clamps or tow cars away.

87% of respondents are in favour of such a ban, with all groups across gender, age, region and political party overwhelmingly in support of banning private wheel clamping firms.Only seven percent expressed active opposition to the proposal.

Interestingly, older people are more likely to approve of this measure. While 71% of 18 to 25 year-olds support the move (17% against), support gradually increases with age, as those aged between 40 and 59 register 92% approval (four percent opposition) and 95% of those aged over 60 are in favour of the new law (two percent in opposition).

Survey details and full results