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Diplomatic Missions and International Organisations (Congestion Charge and Fines)

Volume 494: debated on Thursday 18 June 2009

The number of outstanding fines incurred by the diplomatic missions in the United Kingdom for non-payment of the London congestion charge since its introduction in February 2003 until 18 February 2009 was £26,721,464. The table below shows the 53 diplomatic missions with outstanding fines totalling £100,000 or more.

Country

Number of Fines

Total Outstanding (£)

USA

27,368

2,960,760

Russia

20,327

2,269,440

Japan

19,007

2,090,880

Germany

17,370

1,929,490

Nigeria

14,270

1,520,170

Sudan

9,750

1,016,920

India

7,061

801,940

Poland

6,222

699,000

Kenya

6,429

673,990

Ghana

5,664

631,040

Tanzania

5,764

602,320

France

5,397

593,620

Spain

5,098

578,360

Greece

4,931

556,260

Ukraine

4,904

549,840

South Africa

5,053

527,800

Romania

4,659

520,960

Algeria

4,393

466,760

Sierra Leone

4,295

444,380

Bulgaria

3,002

327,940

Kazakhstan

2,710

307,040

Korea

2,611

303,000

Hungary

2,666

297,100

Slovakia

2,556

286,140

Yemen

2,515

279,000

Belarus

2,454

273,720

Zambia

2,526

272,660

Zimbabwe

2,534

259,400

Cameroon

2,348

252,140

Cyprus

2,110

238,780

Ethiopia

2,217

235,320

Namibia

1,944

202,680

Swaziland

1,947

201,860

Mauritius

1,838

200,760

Czech Republic

1,700

187,580

Equatorial Guinea

1,731

186,720

Pakistan

1,490

175,250

Mozambique

1,610

171,180

Lesotho

1,545

163,280

Austria

1,338

151,160

Belgium

1,268

143,360

Egypt

1,442

137,400

Cote d’Ivoire

1,309

134,680

Malawi

1,237

128,780

Vietnam

1,161

125,780

Malta

1,103

122,580

Guinea

1,186

121,180

Botswana

1,076

118,380

Denmark

1,002

115,220

Jamaica

1,017

111,620

Uganda

1,023

110,780

Saudi Arabia

1,029

103,430

DPR Korea

981

101,700