Diplomatic Missions and International Organisations (Unpaid Parking Fines)
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
William Hague (Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs; Richmond (Yorks), Conservative)
In 2011, there were 4,741 parking fines incurred by diplomatic missions and international organisations in the United Kingdom which were brought to our attention by councils. These totalled £477,287.
The Foreign and Commonwealth office has held face-to-face meetings with a number of missions about outstanding parking fine debt. In addition, in March 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 £145,964. There remains a total of £331,323 in unpaid fines for 2011.
The table below details those diplomatic missions and international organisations that have outstanding fines totalling £1000 or more, as of
|Diplomatic Mission/International Organisation||Number of Outstanding Fines ( E xcluding C ongestion C harge)||Amount in £|
|United Arab Emirates||16||1,880|