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Unpaid Parking and Minor Traffic Violation Fines

Volume 453: debated on Tuesday 28 November 2006

There were 5,216 outstanding parking and other minor traffic violation fines incurred by diplomatic missions and international organisations in the United Kingdom recorded during the year 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2005. These totalled £485,250. In June this year the Foreign and Commonwealth Office wrote to all 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. As a result payments totalling £11,545 were received, leaving a total of 4,732 (£444,070) unpaid fines for 2005. The table below details those diplomatic missions and international organisations that have outstanding fines totalling £,1000 or more.

Diplomatic Mission/

International Organisation

No of fines

Outstanding

Amount in £

UAE

441

£42,950.00

Turkey

348

£34,100.00

Saudi Arabia

259

£24,180.00

Germany

194

£19,020.00

China

180

£16,280.00

Russia

174

£16,200.00

Sudan

162

£15,620.00

Egypt

154

£14,670.00

France

130

£12,430.00

Afghanistan

116

£10,700.00

Kazakhstan

107

£10,400.00

Guinea

106

£10,220.00

Qatar

103

£9,850.00

Iran

103

£9,530.00

Nigeria

103

£6,440.00

Libya

91

£8,700.00

Brunei

89

£8,580.00

Kuwait

79

£7,850.00

Angola

78

£7,340.00

Ghana

73

£6,780.00

Hungary

73

£6,700.00

Greece

72

£6,770.00

Yemen

67

£6,130.00

DPR Korea

66

£5,720.00

Oman

64

£6,350.00

Jordan

58

£5,640.00

Malaysia

57

£5,500.00

Tunisia

55

£4,960.00

Pakistan

53

£5,010.00

Bangladesh

49

£4,730.00

Zambia

47

£4,570.00

Lithuania

37

£3,480.00

Algeria

32

£2,900.00

Poland

31

£2,650.00

Bulgaria

31

£2,800.00

Mozambique

30

£2,200.00

Cyprus

30

£2,800.00

Cote d’Ivoire

28

£2,470.00

Georgia

28

£2,600.00

Uzbekistan

27

£2,600.00

Ukraine

25

£2,450.00

Romania

24

£2,250.00

Tanzania

23

£2,300.00

Swaziland

22

£1,920.00

Morocco

22

£1,870.00

Gabon

22

£2,050.00

Thailand

20

£1,900.00

Senegal

19

£1,850.00

Kenya

19

£1,850.00

Iraq

19

£1,780.00

USA

16

£1,500.00

Vietnam

16

£1,450.00

Bahrain

16

£1,600.00

Republic of Korea

15

£1,400.00

Kyrgyzstan

13

£1,150.00

South Africa

13

£1,250.00

Jamaica

13

£1,180.00

Mexico

12

£1,160.00

Azerbaijan

12

£1,850.00

Indonesia

11

£1,100.00

Japan

6

£1000.00

TOTAL

4383

£412.530.00

The number of outstanding fines incurred by diplomatic missions in the United Kingdom for non-payment of the London congestion charge since its introduction in February 2003 until 19 October 2006 was 56,411. The table below shows the 10 Diplomatic Missions with the highest number of outstanding fines.

USA

10,485

£1,016,200.00

Angola

5,649

£543,300.00

Nigeria

5,180

£504,120.00

Sudan

4,679

£449,220.00

Tanzania

2,461

£233,630.00

South Africa

2,252

£214,640.00

Kenya

2,251

£208,610.00

Sierra Leone

2,138

£203,490.00

Zimbabwe

1,434

£136,990.00

Algeria

1,306

£122,660.00