Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywGerald Whittles mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.

Cost of "Turn your TV Licence into a swan" leaflet.

We're waiting for Gerald Whittles to read a recent response and update the status.

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

TV Licences requested and sent by post arrive accompanied by a leaflet "Turn your TV Licence into a swan", which promotes obtaining TV Licences by email and proposes that by doing so TV Licence holders can allow the BBC more money for programmes.

Please provide recorded information about the cost of designing, publishing, printing and distributing these leaflets.

Yours faithfully,

Gerald Whittles

Gadawodd Peter Jones anodiad ()

TV Licensing is sending a pointless leaflet to people explaining how they can save paper and help the planet by opting for a paperless licence. Oh the irony.

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Whittles,

Thank you for your freedom of information request, received on 20 August 2017.  We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20171253.

Kind regards,

The Information Policy & Compliance Team
Workplace & Information Rights, BBC Legal
BC2 A5, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: [BBC request email]

Gadawodd Peter Jones anodiad ()

"We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days" - I've always wondered why the BBC make that claim when it is so frequently misleading. They have missed the statutory deadline yet again.

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Whittle

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Reference: RFI20171253

Thank you for your request made under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.  Our response is attached above.

Should you have any queries, please contact us via the details below
quoting the reference number above on all correspondence.

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Rights

 

 

Information Rights

BBC Legal

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

 

Website: [1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2][BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of British Broadcasting Corporation's handling of my FOI request 'Cost of "Turn your TV Licence into a swan" leaflet.'.

You state that you hold the information that I have requested but are refusing to disclose it. You state that the reason for your refusal to disclose this information is that to do so would prejudice the commercial interests of two external companies and yourselves, the BBC. I do not accept this as a valid reason and therefore challenge it.

In response to a simply put and straightforward question I have received a four page letter that appears to attempt to justify the production of the leaflet in the first place and then details what appear to be sub-contractor relationships. These I consider irrelevant to my request.

You then apply the public interest test and appear to consider that the public interest is served by the BBC withholding the information in order 'to maintain a strong bargaining position 'vis-a-vis' suppliers during contractual negotiations'. 'Vis-a-vis' is French word with a number of meanings but I assume you mean 'with regard to' or 'in respect of'. If you mean that then your reason number 1, that you maintain a strong bargaining position in respect of suppliers is obvious but cannot possibly be a reason for withholding the information I have requested. On the contrary, surely disclosure of the cost of this leaflet would assist the BBC in getting a competitive price for something similar. Furthermore, I have not asked for any information about costs or relationships between suppliers, merely the overall cost to the BBC.

With regard to your reason 2, you firstly imply the information is sensitive, without explaining why, secondly, you clearly refer to 'arrangements between particular companies' when I have never asked for information about such arrangements and, thirdly, that if the cost of the leaflet was disclosed then that could be used by competitors to gain a competitive advantage. None of that makes any sense at all. Surely any commercial advantage would be a matter of lower costs, and that would be to the advantage of BBC licence payers?

Your reason 3 appears to be a compendium of the first 2 reasons.What is the cost of a 'commercial transaction'? Is that the cost of a product or the cost of buying the product? Those are two different things. Are you saying you do not wish to disclose the simple overall cost of this leaflet (being the information I have requested and which your say you consider you hold [either you hold it or you don't] )or you do not wish to disclose some other costs that were incurred in procuring this item?

In summary, my request is a simple corporate expenditure or procurement cost request. I have not requested any information about the reasons for the leaflet being produced or about the companies providing it, or indeed about any relationships between such companies. I considered my request clear and straightforward. It appears to me that you have complicated my request to find reasons to justify refusing it. I object to the use of French phrases when plain English ones would have been clearer and I object to numerous 'weasel words', including that you 'consider' you hold the information I have requested.

I would remind you that the FOIA is quite clear in the requirement for you to state whether or not you hold the information requested. If my request was not clear then you should have sought clarification, as the act allows you to do.

I look forward now to the disclosure of the information I have requested.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Gerald Whittles

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Whittles

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000: Internal Review

Reference number: IR2017080

 

Thank you for your email of 15 November 2017 requesting an internal
review.  Please find attached above our acknowledgment.

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any queries, quoting
the reference number above on all correspondence.

 

Yours sincerely        

                                 

                                 

Information Rights

 

 

Information Rights

BBC Legal

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

 

Website: [1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2][BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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