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Diplomatic Missions (Parking Fines)

Volume 115: debated on Wednesday 29 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish up-to-date figures indicating in numerical order, the number of unpaid parking fines incurred by each diplomatic mission in the last quarter for which figures are available; if he will publish, in alphabetical order by country, the number of unpaid parking fines incurred by each diplomatic mission in the last two years; and if he will make a statement.

The information requested by my hon. Friend is given in the tables. the tables also include those international organisations which have incurred unpaid fines. The figures may be reduced by late payments.The annual total for 1986 (23,237) is only 21 per cent. of the total for 1984 (108,932). We welcome this very significant reduction, and expect it to continue in the future. We shall continue to take firm action against the worst offenders, and will also be writing to those few missions which showed a significant increase in the number of unpaid fines in 1986 over 1985.

Fixed penalty notices cancelled on grounds of diplomatic immunity (Metropolitan Police District)
Organisation/Country19851986
Afghanistan2014
Algeria939254
Antigua and Barbuda00
Australia00
Austria4630
Bahamas136
Bahrain62120
Bangladesh242200
Barbados203264
Belgium5155
Bolivia195
Botswana1517
Brazil1,558184
Brunei163147
Bulgaria1,932253
Burma30693
Cameroon952586
Canada232153
Chile301118
China763815
Colombia19729
Costa Rica37640
Cote d'Ivoire393199
Cuba1,01859
Cyprus78290
Czechoslovakia13856
Denmark13
Dominica03
Eastern Caribbean1915
Ecuador14460
Egypt3,618810
E1 Salvador1128
Ethiopia18479
Fiji5935
Finland327201
France1,3901,039
Gabon195139
Gambia274152
German Democratic Republic329242
German Federal Republic132139
Ghana1,216370
Greece973323
Grenada20
Guyana13742
Holy See00
Honduras29821
Hungary955100
Iceland9148

Organisation/Country

1985

1986

India395262
Indonesia1,056210
Iran785303
Iraq1,936687
Ireland453176
Israel194196
Italy1,381388
Jamaica67155
Japan825255
Jordan1,809405
Kenya1,41549
Korea92263
Kuwait468270
Lebanon4230
Lesotho10348
Liberia11335
Luxembourg02
Malawi11712
Malaysia1,579700
Malta23434
Mauritius9555
Mexico230185
Mongolia105
Morocco610399
Nepal3934
Netherlands1711
New Zealand00
Nicaragua6122
Nigeria2,476730
Norway7473
Oman562387
Pakistan1,107401
Panama15224
Papua New Guinea69
Paraguay10287
Peru417218
Philippines351123
Poland1,230381
Portugal661297
Qatar397318
Romania31298
Saudi Arabia2,1111,225
Senegal23132
Seychelles1412
Sierra Leone302158
Singapore2412
Somalia10392
South Africa1519
Soviet Union1,124633
Spain883455
Sri Lanka35288
Sudan1,281607
Swaziland1115
Sweden6267
Switzerland102
Syria557195
Tanzania701102
Thailand957341
Togo6463
Tonga31
Trinidad12449
Tunisia285187
Turkey1,0011,114
Uganda1,100179
UAE1,081484
USA17495
Uruguay313138
Venezuela380264
Vietnam82
PDR Yemen21078
Yemen AR5440
Yugoslavia47374
Zaire18684
Zambia426193
Zimbabwe585166
Commonwealth Secretariat171169

Organisation/Country

1985

1986

IMO168
WEU412
COCOA23
United Nations21
EEC53
COFFEE41
INMARSAT21
SUGAR20
Total59,62523,237

4th Quarter 1986

Number

Saudi Arabia338
Turkey287
France257
China199
Oman181
Egypt160
Malaysia148
Qatar141
Iraq139
United Arab Emirates118
Sudan116
Cameroon115
Soviet Union115
Spain108
Greece94
Thailand87
Morocco84
Italy80
Korea73
Portugal73
Pakistan72
Barbados70
Nigeria66
Poland66
Zimbabwe65
Ghana64
Jordan61
Mexico58
Finland56
Kuwait54
Brazil53
Sierra Leone53
Japan52
India51
Uruguay51
Iran50
Kenya49
Peru49
Bangladesh48
The Gambia48
Israel47
Cote d'Ivoire44
German Democratic Republic43
German Federal Republic40
Gabon35
Brunei34
Tunisia34
Venezuela34
Syria31
Zambia31
Zaire29
Algeria29
Canada28
Indonesia28
Chile24
Norway24
Tanzania24
Ireland23
Uganda23
Paraguay22
United States of America21
Cuba20

Number

Cyprus20
Philippines20
Yugoslavia19
Bulgaria18
Burma16
Fiji16
Romania16
Belgium15
Hungary15
Iceland15
Somalia15
Czechoslovakia14
Ethiopia14
Yemen Arab Republic14
Ecuador13
Liberia13
Pdry13
Bahrain12
Sweden11
Jamaica10
Mauritius10
Nepal10
Colombia9
Guyana9
Togo9
Austria8
Senegal8
Trinidad8
Panama7
South Africa7
Lebanon6
Malawi5
Nicaragua5
Afghanistan4
Lesotho4
Botswana3
Costa Rica3
Denmark3
Seychelles3
Singapore3
Sri Lanka3
Bolivia2
Dominica2
Eastern Caribbean2
Honduras2
Netherlands2
Papua New Guinea2
Bahamas1
E1 Salvador1
Luxembourg1
Malta1
Swaziland1
Switzerland1
Antigua and Barbuda0
Australia0
Grenada0
Holy See0
Mongolia0
New Zealand0
Tonga0
Vietnam0

International Organisations

Commonwealth Secretariat50
WEU5
IMO1
COCOA0
United Nations0
EEC0
COFFEE0
INMARSAT0
SUGAR0
Total5,216