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Diplomatic Missions: Parking Fines

Volume 571: debated on Monday 29 April 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will publish figures recording the number of parking fines incurred by diplomatic missions in London during 1995.

During 1995, the London diplomatic missions incurred a total of 1,586 unpaid parking fines, which is less than half the 1994 figure of 3,613. In February this year the Foreign and Commonwealth Office wrote to all diplomatic missions to give them an opportunity to pay off all outstanding parking tickets, or appeal to have the ticket cancelled. Since then payments totalling £11,600 have been received. The biggest offender is the Nigerian mission, which has appeared at or near the top of the list for the third year running. The attached table shows only missions which have 11 or more fines outstanding.

Unpaid Parking Fines

Position

Diplomatic Mission

1995

1994

1Nigeria117118
2India8379
3Ghana6676
4Sudan4556
5Malaysia3237
6Philippines3119
7Romania2730
8Burma267
9Lesotho2214
9Oman2263
9Pakistan2261
12Egypt2050
12Greece2032
12Qatar20353
12Thailand2032
16Algeria1924
16Bangladesh1949
18Uganda1824
19Turkey1727
20Cyprus1629
20Jordan1652
22Iran1512
22Russian Federation1531
22Zimbabwe1521
25Tanzania1428
25Albania141
25USA1422
28Azerbaijan135
28Cameroon1320
30Israel1233
30Poland1235
32Brazil1110
32Ivory Coast1140
32Hungary1149
32Zaire1118
8591,557