asked the Secretary of State for the Environment where the records are kept in respect of date and location of parking fines incurred by ministerial vehicles.
The record of parking fines incurred by Government car service vehicles is kept by the Government car service.
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment which Ministers were involved in the parking fines listed for 1986.
This information is not readily available. Indeed, it does not necessarily follow that the cars were in ministerial use when the fines were incurred. For example, the fines for parking offences incurred by the DOE were all attributable to DOE officials attending official engagements.
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether individual Government Departments maintain a record of fines incurred by ministerial vehicles attached to that Department.
Records of parking fines incurred by GCS vehicles used by Government Departments are maintained by the GCS and notified to Departments where necessary.
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give the fine paid, the date and the location of the parking offences incurred by the ministerial vehicles from his Department in 1986.
The information is as follows:
|5 February 1986||Moreton Street SW1||10|
|20 March 1986||Horseferry Road SW1||10|
|10 June 1986||St. James Street SW1||12|
|1 August 1986||Causton Street SW1||4|
|31 October 1986||Emeryhill Street SW1||12|
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment by what means parking fines incurred by ministerial vehicles are (a) processed and (b) paid by his Department.
The parking ticket is passed to the GCS briefing office by the driver incurring the fine. The offence is recorded against the Government Department using the vehicle. Once it is established that the fine has been incurred as a direct result of having to undertake official duty, payment is made out of departmental funds.