Written statement to Parliament

Diplomatic Missions and International Organisations in the United Kingdom with Unpaid Parking Fines over £1,000: 2013

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Mark Simmonds updated Parliament on unpaid parking fines incurred by Diplomatic Missions and International Organisations in the United Kingdom.

Mark Simmonds

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Mark Simmonds):

In 2013, 5662 unpaid parking fines incurred by Diplomatic Missions and International Organisations in the United Kingdom were brought to our attention by councils. These totalled £541,599.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has held face-to-face meetings with a number of missions about outstanding parking fine debt. In addition, in April this year we wrote to diplomatic missions and international organisations concerned giving them the opportunity to either pay their outstanding fines or appeal against them if they considered that the fines had been issued incorrectly.

Subsequent payments (including amounts waived by councils) totalled £197,423. There remains a total of £344,176 in unpaid fines for 2013.

The table below details those Diplomatic Missions and International Organisations that have outstanding fines totalling £1000 or more, as of 27 June 2014.

Diplomatic Mission/International Organisation Amount of Outstanding Fines (excluding congestion charge) £
High Commission for the Federal Republic of Nigeria 74,557
Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia 30,690
High Commission for the Republic of Zambia 22,700
Embassy of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire 14,115
Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan 13,375
Embassy of the Republic of Liberia 11,180
Malaysian High Commission 10,370
Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 10,320
Embassy of the State of Qatar 10,115
Embassy of the Republic of Iraq 9,150
Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman 7,095
Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan 7,050
Embassy of France 6,130
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan 5,485
Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan 5,370
Embassy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea 4,800
Sierra Leone High Commission 4,525
High Commission for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 4,415
Office of the High Commissioner for Ghana 4,08
Embassy of Greece 3,510
Embassy of Tunisia 3,405
Kenya High Commission 3,392
Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt 3,327
Embassy of Georgia 3,140
Embassy of Romania 2,975
Embassy of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria 2,835
Embassy of the Republic of Angola 2,820
Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco 2,745
Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 2,620
Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan 2,520
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria 2,370
Embassy of the Republic of Yemen 2,190
High Commission for the Republic of Mozambique 2,155
Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania 2,095
Office of the High Commissioner for India 2,085
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany 2,037
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia 2,030
Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan 1,665
South African High Commission 1,627
High Commission of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh 1,547
Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia 1,470
Embassy of the State of Libya 1,450
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China 1,380
Embassy of Ukraine 1,365
Embassy of Brazil 1,250
Embassy of the Russian Federation 1,185
Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo 1,115
Embassy of the United States of America 1,075
Embassy of Italy 1,062

Figures for previous years are available in my written statement to the House on 11 July 2013, Official Report, column 32WS.

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Published 15 July 2014
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