Written statement to Parliament

Parking fines incurred by Diplomatic Missions and International Organisations in the UK

The Foreign Secretary has made a statement on parking fines incurred by Diplomatic Missions and International Organisations in the UK 2012.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Rt Hon William Hague

The Foreign Secretary said:

In 2012, there were 6154 parking fines incurred by Diplomatic Missions and International Organisations in the United Kingdom which were brought to our attention by local councils.

These totalled £584,772.

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

Subsequent payments as advised by councils (including amounts waived by them) totalled £240,035. There remains a total of £344,737 in unpaid fines for 2012.

The table below details those Diplomatic Missions and International Organisations which have outstanding fines of £1000 or more, as of 27 June 2013.

Diplomatic Mission/International Organisation Amount of Outstanding Fines accrued in 2012 (excluding congestion charge) £
High Commission for the Federal Republic of Nigeria 84645
Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia 24005
Embassy of France 14735
Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 12975
Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan 12400
Embassy of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire 10030
Embassy of the Republic of Liberia 7955
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates 7535
Embassy of the Republic of Iraq 7335
Embassy of the State of Qatar 6745
Kenya High Commission 6480
High Commission for the Republic of Zambia 6385
Embassy of Romania 6010
Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan 5510
Embassy of Ukraine 4865
Embassy of Tunisia 4662
Embassy of the Republic of Angola 3870
High Commission for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 3770
Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt 3580
Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 3565
Embassy of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria 3560
Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan 3520
Embassy of the Russian Federation 3380
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China 3280
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan 3175
Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman 3165
Office of the High Commissioner for Ghana 3140
Embassy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea 3105
Malaysian High Commission 3075
Embassy of the Republic of Turkey 3025
Embassy of Georgia 2500
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria 2455
Sierra Leone High Commission 2425
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany 2215
Embassy of the Republic of Guinea 2185
Brunei Darussalam High Commission 2170
High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania 2040
High Commission of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh 1910
Mauritius High Commission 1905
Office of the High Commissioner for India 1700
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia 1700
High Commission for the Republic of Mozambique 1700
Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco 1690
Embassy of the State of Kuwait 1680
Embassy of the United States of America 1555
Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela 1510
Embassy of Japan 1495
Embassy of the Gabonese Republic 1490
Embassy of the Republic of Latvia 1465
Embassy of the Republic of Moldova 1425
High Commission of the Republic of Malawi 1335
Botswana High Commission 1275
Embassy of the Republic of Yemen 1245
Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania 1220
South African High Commission 1160
Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan 1145
Embassy of Spain 1125
Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan 1115

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Published 11 July 2013