Written statement to Parliament

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

Foreign Office Minister has made a statement on parking fines incurred by Diplomatic Missions and International Organisations in the UK 2013.

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

Mark Simmonds

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Mark Simmonds has updated Parliament on the value of unpaid parking fines and Congestion Charge debt incurred by diplomatic missions and international organisations in London since its introduction in February 2003 until 31 December 2013 as advised by Transport for London was £75,364,182. The table below shows those diplomatic missions and international organisations with outstanding fines of £100,000 or more.

COUNTRY NUMBER OF FINES TOTAL OUTSTANDING
Embassy of the United States of America 70,637 £ 8,172,245
Embassy of Japan 48,520 £ 5,623,040
Embassy of the Russian Federation 44,145 £ 5,123,450
High Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 39,604 £ 4,552,745
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany 34,051 £ 3,928,680
Office of the High Commissioner for India 28,069 £ 3,316,770
Embassy of the Republic of Poland 23,170 £ 2,725,275
Office of the High Commissioner for Ghana 21,156 £ 2,488,300
Embassy of the Republic of Sudan 20,307 £ 2,282,505
Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan 15,757 £ 1,868,295
Kenya High Commission 16,210 £ 1,844,695
Embassy of France 13,995 £ 1,622,925
Embassy of Spain 13,691 £ 1,607,095
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China 11,828 £ 1,413,145
High Commission for the United Republic of Tanzania 12,230 £ 1,377,930
Embassy of Romania 11,522 £ 1,341,630
Embassy of Greece 10,960 £ 1,282,487
Embassy of Ukraine 10,968 £ 1,275,605
Embassy of the Republic of Korea 10,504 £ 1,248,525
High Commission for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 10,383 £ 1,239,420
South African High Commission 9,686 £ 1,099,420
Embassy of the Republic of Cuba 8,857 £ 1,048,180
People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria 9,170 £ 1,038,645
Sierra Leone High Commission 8,960 £ 1,005,090
High Commission for the Republic of Cyprus 7,287 £ 858,720
Embassy of Hungary 7,326 £ 855,195
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria 6,171 £ 707,015
Embassy of the Republic of Yemen 5,998 £ 695,560
High Commission for the Republic of Zambia 6,007 £ 689,095
Embassy of the Republic of Belarus 5,227 £ 605,670
Embassy of the Slovak Republic 5,165 £ 598,810
High Commission for the Republic of Cameroon 4,828 £ 549,855
High Commission of the Republic of Malawi 4,239 £ 489,195
Botswana High Commission 3,998 £ 468,605
Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe 4,271 £ 467,985
Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia 4,144 £ 466,965
High Commission for the Republic of Namibia 4,016 £ 450,285
Kingdom of Swaziland High Commission 3,959 £ 442,695
High Commission for the Republic of Mozambique 3,773 £ 430,385
Embassy of Austria 3,484 £ 408,430
Embassy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea 3,569 £ 406,060
Mauritius High Commission 3,449 £ 393,895
Embassy of the Czech Republic 3,335 £ 383,710
Malta High Commission 3,087 £ 360,225
Embassy of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire 3,139 £ 354,325
Embassy of Belgium 2,960 £ 346,220
High Commission of the Kingdom of Lesotho 3,050 £ 343,585
Uganda High Commission 2,896 £ 335,015
Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania 2,806 £ 333,825
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan 2,799 £ 330,875
Royal Danish Embassy 2,603 £ 306,825
Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam 2,656 £ 304,655
Embassy of the Republic of Liberia 2,516 £ 294,400
Jamaican High Commission 2,165 £ 249,285
Embassy of the Republic of Guinea 2,222 £ 245,185
Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt 2,073 £ 212,630
Embassy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,756 £ 208,910
Embassy of Portugal 1,730 £ 207,275
Embassy of Finland 1,719 £ 200,640
Embassy of the Republic of Latvia 1,670 £ 194,950
Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 1,755 £ 194,565
Embassy of Luxembourg 1,557 £ 182,360
Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia 1,633 £ 174,470
Embassy of the Republic of Turkey 1,528 £ 169,065
High Commission for Antigua & Barbuda 1,399 £ 161,375
Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia 1,238 £ 147,560
Embassy of Tunisia 1,192 £ 139,955
High Commission of Sri Lanka 1,079 £ 129,505
Embassy of the Republic of Estonia 984 £ 117,500
Embassy of the Dominican Republic 1,001 £ 117,310
Embassy of the State of Eritrea 936 £ 107,465

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