Westminster Conservatives have written off £19,440,550 of unpaid parking fines – more than

the £17 million that the City Council has put at risk by investing in now-failed Icelandic banks.

A report to the Council says that only 71% of parking fines are paid and,

“Of the 29% of PCNs issued that are not recovered, 11% are cancelled as a result of mitigating

circumstances or on appeal.  The remainder, made up of 2% which are returned mail, 5% for

which the DVLA are unable to provide owner details and 11% which Parking Services have

been unable to recover for various other reasons, are written off.”

Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg. Leader of the Labour Group, said:

“Once again, huge amounts of money have disappeared in Conservative Westminster.

Westminster’s parking policies are already the subject of ridicule even if these latest figures

are no laughing matter”




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TARzanApril 9th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

So why is Chalkley making such a fuss about diplomats skipping parking fines just before Christmas:

“Cllr Chalkley said: “All motorists who break traffic laws should be subject to the same penalties, regardless of their citizenship or job title.

“No one likes getting a parking ticket but most motorists play fair and either pay the fine or follow the appeals process. We would like to see these diplomats respect the laws and regulations of the UK and paying their parking tickets.”"

But WCC are writing off all that debt? Does the left hand not know what the right hand is doing at Tory central office as well as WCC Parking?

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