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House of Commons Hansard
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


High Commission for the Federal Republic of Nigeria


Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia


High Commission for the Republic of Zambia


Embassy of the Republic of Liberia


Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan


Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan


Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan


Embassy of the United Arab Emirates


Embassy of the Republic of Côte d’lvoire


Embassy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea


High Commission for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan


Embassy of Tunisia


Embassy of the Republic of Angola


Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman


Embassy of Georgia


Malaysian High Commission


Embassy of France


Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia


Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan


Sierra Leone High Commission


People's Democratic Republic of Algeria


High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania


Embassy of Libya


Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria


Embassy of the State of Qatar


High Commission of the Republic of South Africa


Embassy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco


Embassy of the Republic of Iraq


Embassy of the Republic of Yemen


Embassy of the Gabonese Republic


Embassy of the Russian Federation


Embassy of Brazil


Kenya High Commission


Embassy of the People's Republic of China


Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam


Embassy of Greece


Commonwealth Secretariat


Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt


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).