HC Deb 07 November 1979 vol 973 c209W
Mr. Beaumont-Dark

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will hold discussions with foreign Governments concerning the non-payment of parking fines, currently amounting to £540,000; and, failing an agreement, if he will bring forward proposals to enforce fines for illegal parking against those with diplomatic immunity.

Sir Ian Gilmour

Discussions are taking place all the time with the missions concerned. There has been an improvement, which I hope to see sustained. To seek to enforce payment of parking fines would mean reopening the Vienna convention on diplomatic relations. This would not be practicable or advisable.

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