This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Hospitality to politicians'.




 
 
Mr Stephen Crabb MP 
Via email: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
 
 
11 August 2008   
 
 
Dear Mr Crabb, 
 
Freedom of information request – RFI200800774 
 
Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the Act”) dated 
15/7/08 asking: 
 
“Please list all MPs and AMs who have attended events at the Millennium Stadium in 2008, 
including sporting events and concerts (please specify which events).” 

 
The list below details all MPs and AMs who accepted invitations by BBC Wales to the events listed 
and attended and, naturally, the full guest list of people who were invited to these events was 
much wider.  
 
MPs and AMs invited by BBC Wales attending events at the Millennium Stadium  
 
Six Nations, Wales v Scotland 09.02.08 
Hywel Francis MP 
Huw Irranca-Davies MP 
Jenny Willott MP 
 
Six Nations, Wales v Italy 23.02.08 
Gareth Jones AM 
 
Six Nations, Wales v France 15.03.08 
Kevin Brennan MP 
 
 
 
 

It is also possible that other divisions of the BBC invited MPs and AMs to events at the Millennium 
Stadium during 2008 but we estimate that to investigate this possibility and find these details we 
would need to contact every BBC department individually.  As such, I estimate this exercise would 
take more than two and a half days; under section 12 of the Act, we are allowed to refuse to 
handle the request if it would exceed the appropriate limit.. The appropriate limit has been set by 
the Regulations (SI 2004/3244) as being £450 (equivalent to two and a half days work, at an hourly 
rate of £25). 
 
 
Appeal Rights 
If you are not satisfied with this response you have the right to an internal review by a BBC senior 
manager or legal adviser. Please contact us at the address above, explaining what you would like us 
to review and including your reference number. If you are not satisfied with the internal review, 
you can appeal to the Information Commissioner. The contact details are:  Information 
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, telephone 
01625 545 700 or see http://www.ico.gov.uk/
 
 
Yours sincerely 
 
 
Fern Kersey 
Adviser, Information Policy & Compliance