Unpaid Congestion Charge by embassies

MQT on 2010-01-27
Session date: 
January 27, 2010
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please publish a table showing the total level of unpaid Congestion Charge and Penalty Charge Notices generated by each embassy and diplomatic mission during the year of 2009.


Answer for Unpaid Congestion Charge by embassies

Answer for Unpaid Congestion Charge by embassies

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The table attached as Appendix G shows the total number of unpaid charges for each Embassy and an estimate of the total value of unpaid charges and penalties arising from non payment of the charge by each Embassy, for 2009.

I am disappointed that some Embassies continue to refuse to pay the charge even though TfL and the Government's position on this matter is clear and consistent. However, it is pleasing to note that some 74% of Embassies pay the charge on a regular basis as they are required to do. As I have indicated before, I am keen to get all Embassies complying with the scheme as they should.