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Diplomatic Immunity (Vehicles)

Volume 978: debated on Tuesday 12 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Paddington on 30 January, if he will provide, for the most convenient and recent 12-month period, the amount of money lost to the public, in relation to the claim of diplomatic immunity in regard to vehicles attracting a fixed penalty or excess charge notice within the Metropolitan Police district.

In the 12-month period 2 December 1978 to 3 December 1979, 54,766 fixed penalty notices were cancelled on grounds of diplomatic immunity in the Metropolitan Police district. The amount of the fixed penalty specified in each notice was £6.Corresponding information about excess charge notices is not available.