§ Baroness Scotland of Asthal
At the end of 1999, unpaid fines in respect of parking and other minor traffic violations incurred by members of diplomatic missions and International Organisations in the United Kingdom totalled 5,112. In April this year the 177WA Foreign and Commonwealth Office wrote to all diplomatic missions and International Organisations in the United Kingdom giving them the opportunity to either pay their outstanding fines or appeal against them if they considered that they had been issued incorrectly. As a result payments totalling £36,120.00 were received, leaving a total of 4,124 unpaid fines for 1999. The attached table details diplomatic missions and international organisations which have more than 10 fines outstanding.
Mission Number of Fines Outstanding 1 Nigeria 536 2 Angola 399 3 UAE 285 4 Egypt 152 5 Iran 125 6 Morocco 120 7 Qatar 117 8 Algeria 109 9 Turkey 103 10 Jordan 96