The Americans still top the league for the amount of money owed by London embassies which refuse to pay the Congestion Charge.
The US Embassy has run up more than 63,000 congestion charge fines - and owe British authorities more than £7.2 million in unpaid fines, William Hague said today.
The Foreign Secretary released the figures as part of the annual statements of outstanding fines, penalties and taxes not paid by foreign embassies.
Total unpaid congestion charge in London now stands at £67.5 million since it was introduced in 2003.
Here are the top three embassies owing fines:
- US - £7,277 ,400million - more than 63,000 fines
- Russian Federation - £4.899,900 million - from 42,310 fines
- Japan - £4,856,280 million - from 42,206 fines
- Nigeria - £3,816,990
- Germany - £3,782,170
- India - £2,777,440
Diplomats have failed to pay parking fines in London, with net figures showing £344,747 unpaid in 2012 alone.
Some of the countries that failed to pay were:
- Nigeria - £84,000
- Saudi Arabia - £24,005
- US - £1,555
Mr Hague said today:
Twelve serious criminal allegations were made against diplomats, Mr Hague added