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House of Commons Hansard
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Unpaid Parking Fines
21 July 2016
Volume 613
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In 2015, 4,858 parking fines incurred by diplomatic missions and international organisations in London were brought to our attention by local councils, Transport for London and the City of London. These totalled £477,499.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has held meetings with a number of missions about outstanding parking fine debt. In addition, in May 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 the above authorities) totalled £161,328. There remains a total of £316,171 in unpaid fines for 2015.

The table below details those diplomatic missions and international organisations that have outstanding fines from 2015 totalling £1,000 or more, as of 21 June 2016.

Diplomatic mission/international organisation

Amount of Outstanding Fines (excluding congestion charge)

Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan

£53,708

High Commission for the Federal Republic of Nigeria

£41,531

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia

£20,692

High Commission for the Republic of Zambia

£18,212

Embassy of the Republic of Liberia

£13,795

Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan

£13,429

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

£11,885

Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan

£10,950

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates

£8,425

Embassy of the Republic of Côte d’lvoire

£7,421

Embassy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

£7,305

High Commission for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

£6,292

Embassy of Tunisia

£6,020

Embassy of the Republic of Angola

£5,775

Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman

£5,415

Embassy of Georgia

£4,871

Malaysian High Commission

£3,705

Embassy of France

£3,669

Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

£3,352

Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

£3,255

Sierra Leone High Commission

£3,091

People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

£2,935

High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania

£2,460

Embassy of Libya

£2,457

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria

£2,095

Embassy of the State of Qatar

£2,065

High Commission of the Republic of South Africa

£2,062

Embassy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

£1,965

Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco

£1,944

Embassy of the Republic of Iraq

£1,929

Embassy of the Republic of Yemen

£1,920

Embassy of the Gabonese Republic

£1,910

Embassy of the Russian Federation

£1,887

Embassy of Brazil

£1,827

Kenya High Commission

£1,822

Embassy of the People's Republic of China

£1,490

Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

£1,255

Embassy of Greece

£1,250

Commonwealth Secretariat

£1,235

Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt

£1,150

Figures for previous years are available in the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs’ written statement to the House on 16 July 2015, Official Report, column 42WS (HCWS131).

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