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Diplomatic Traffic Violations

Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was incurred in outstanding parking and other traffic violation fines in each of the last five years by embassy staff on official duties in each country where her Department’s employees are deployed in the Diplomatic Service. (105268)

We do not hold records centrally on any parking or traffic violations incurred by UK diplomatic staff overseas and this could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. All Government staff based overseas are required to maintain the UK’s reputation for high standards of behaviour and respect the laws and regulations of the receiving state.