Philip Hammond reports to the House on diplomatic missions and international organisations in the UK with unpaid parking fines over £1,000
In 2014, 5,307 parking fines incurred by diplomatic missions and international organisations in the United Kingdom were brought to our attention by councils. These totalled £536,289. 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 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 £214,154. There remains a total of £322,135 in unpaid fines for 2014.
The table below details those Diplomatic Missions and International Organisations that have outstanding fines totalling £1,000 or more, as of 22 June 2015.
Diplomatic Mission/International Organisation | Amount of Outstanding Fines (excluding congestion charge) £ High Commission for the Federal Republic of Nigeria | 49,235 High Commission for the Republic of Zambia | 42,520 Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia | 25,990 Embassy of the United Arab Emirates | 16,520 Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt | 9,650 Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan | 9,390 Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea | 9,165 Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan | 8,075 Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman | 7,940 Embassy of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire | 7,645 Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan | 7,600 Embassy of the State of Qatar | 5,260 Embassy of the Republic of Liberia | 5,135 Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan | 5,115 Embassy of France | 4,985 High Commission for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan | 4,975 Embassy of the State of Libya | 4,795 Embassy of the Republic of Iraq | 4,590 Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo | 3,860 Embassy of Georgia | 3,815 Embassy of the Republic of Angola | 3,670 Embassy of Tunisia | 3,305 Embassy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea | 3,020 Sierra Leone High Commission | 2,985 Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan | 2,695 Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania | 2,680 Embassy of the Gabonese Republic | 2,670 Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan | 2,625 Embassy of the Republic of Guinea | 2,530 Kenya High Commission | 2,505 Office of the High Commissioner for Ghana | 2,485 Embassy of the Republic of Yemen | 2,460 Malaysian High Commission | 2,360 Embassy of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria | 2,080 Embassy of Greece | 1,880 South African High Commission | 1,825 High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania | 1,815 Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria | 1,635 Embassy of Brazil | 1,600 Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan | 1,530 Embassy of the People’s Republic of China | 1,410 Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco | 1,330 Embassy of the Russian Federation | 1,330 Brunei Darussalam High Commission | 1,315 Embassy of Romania | 1,310 Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia | 1,295 Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany | 1,270 Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam | 1,235 Embassy of the Republic of Serbia | 1,085
Figures for previous years are available in the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs’ written statement to the House on 15 July 2014, Official Report, column 51WS.