§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many parking tickets have been received and paid by his Department in each year since 1988 in respect of official vehicles.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
Most fixed penalty notices are served direct on the driver of a vehicle, for payment by the driver in accordance with departmental rules; no record is kept of these. The number of fixed penalty notices to owner in respect of parking offences served on the Home Office was:
- 1988 — 9
- 1989 — 8
- 1990 — 6
These were forwarded to the drivers of the vehicles for them to pay.
In exceptional circumstances, drivers may be reimbursed from official funds; details of such payments are not recorded separately and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.