Unpaid Parking and Minor Traffic Violation Fines

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written statement – made on 28th November 2006.

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There were 5,216 outstanding parking and other minor traffic violation fines incurred by diplomatic missions and international organisations in the United Kingdom recorded during the year 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2005. These totalled £485,250. In June this year the Foreign and Commonwealth Office wrote to all 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. As a result payments totalling £11,545 were received, leaving a total of 4,732 (£444,070) unpaid fines for 2005. The table below details those diplomatic missions and international organisations that have outstanding fines totalling £,1000 or more.

Diplomatic Mission/International Organisation No of finesOutstanding Amount in £
UAE 441 £42,950.00
Turkey 348 £34,100.00
Saudi Arabia 259 £24,180.00
Germany 194 £19,020.00
China 180 £16,280.00
Russia 174 £16,200.00
Sudan 162 £15,620.00
Egypt 154 £14,670.00
France 130 £12,430.00
Afghanistan 116 £10,700.00
Kazakhstan 107 £10,400.00
Guinea 106 £10,220.00
Qatar 103 £9,850.00
Iran 103 £9,530.00
Nigeria 103 £6,440.00
Libya 91 £8,700.00
Brunei 89 £8,580.00
Kuwait 79 £7,850.00
Angola 78 £7,340.00
Ghana 73 £6,780.00
Hungary 73 £6,700.00
Greece 72 £6,770.00
Yemen 67 £6,130.00
DPR Korea 66 £5,720.00
Oman 64 £6,350.00
Jordan 58 £5,640.00
Malaysia 57 £5,500.00
Tunisia 55 £4,960.00
Pakistan 53 £5,010.00
Bangladesh 49 £4,730.00
Zambia 47 £4,570.00
Lithuania 37 £3,480.00
Algeria 32 £2,900.00
Poland 31 £2,650.00
Bulgaria 31 £2,800.00
Mozambique 30 £2,200.00
Cyprus 30 £2,800.00
Cote d'Ivoire 28 £2,470.00
Georgia 28 £2,600.00
Uzbekistan 27 £2,600.00
Ukraine 25 £2,450.00
Romania 24 £2,250.00
Tanzania 23 £2,300.00
Swaziland 22 £1,920.00
Morocco 22 £1,870.00
Gabon 22 £2,050.00
Thailand 20 £1,900.00
Senegal 19 £1,850.00
Kenya 19 £1,850.00
Iraq 19 £1,780.00
USA 16 £1,500.00
Vietnam 16 £1,450.00
Bahrain 16 £1,600.00
Republic of Korea 15 £1,400.00
Kyrgyzstan 13 £1,150.00
South Africa 13 £1,250.00
Jamaica 13 £1,180.00
Mexico 12 £1,160.00
Azerbaijan 12 £1,850.00
Indonesia 11 £1,100.00
Japan 6 £1000.00
TOTAL 4383 £412.530.00

The number of outstanding fines incurred by diplomatic missions in the United Kingdom for non-payment of the London congestion charge since its introduction in February 2003 until 19 October 2006 was 56,411. The table below shows the 10 Diplomatic Missions with the highest number of outstanding fines.

USA 10,485 £1,016,200.00
Angola 5,649 £543,300.00
Nigeria 5,180 £504,120.00
Sudan 4,679 £449,220.00
Tanzania 2,461 £233,630.00
South Africa 2,252 £214,640.00
Kenya 2,251 £208,610.00
Sierra Leone 2,138 £203,490.00
Zimbabwe 1,434 £136,990.00
Algeria 1,306 £122,660.00