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Diplomats: Parking Fines
16 July 2015
Volume 598
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In 2014, 5,307 parking fines incurred by diplomatic missions and international organisations in the United Kingdom were brought to our attention by councils. These totalled £536,289.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has held meetings with a number of missions about outstanding parking fine debt. In addition, in April this year we wrote to 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.

Subsequent payments—including amounts waived by councils—totalled £214,154. There remains a total of £322,135 in unpaid fines for 2014.

The table below details those diplomatic missions and international organisations that have outstanding fines totalling £1,000 or more, as of 22 June 2015.

Diplomatic Mission/International Organisation

Amount of Outstanding Fines (excluding congestion charge) £

High Commission for the Federal Republic of Nigeria

49,235

High Commission for the Republic of Zambia

42,520

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia

25,990

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates

16,520

Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt

9,650

Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan

9,390

Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

9,165

Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan

8,075

Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman

7,940

Embassy of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire

7,645

Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan

7,600

Embassy of the State of Qatar

5,260

Embassy of the Republic of Liberia

5,135

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

5,115

Embassy of France

4,985

High Commission for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

4,975

Embassy of the State of Libya

4,795

Embassy of the Republic of Iraq

4,590

Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo

3,860

Embassy of Georgia

3,815

Embassy of the Republic of Angola

3,670

Embassy of Tunisia

3,305

Embassy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

3,020

Sierra Leone High Commission

2,985

Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan

2,695

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

2,680

Embassy of the Gabonese Republic

2,670

Embassy of the Republic of Guinea

2,530

Kenya High Commission

2,505

Office of the High Commissioner for Ghana

2,485

Embassy of the Republic of Yemen

2,460

Malaysian High Commission

2,360

Embassy of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria

2,080

Embassy of Greece

1,880

South African High Commission

1,825

High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania

1,815

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria

1,635

Embassy of Brazil

1,600

Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan

1,530

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China

1,410

Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco

1,330

Embassy of the Russian Federation

1,330

Brunei Darussalam High Commission

1,315

Embassy of Romania

1,310

Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

1,295

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

1,270

Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

1,235

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia

1,085

Figures for previous years are available in the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs’ written statement to the House on 15 July 2014, Official Report, column 51WS.

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