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Mr A. Wilmore 
28 October 2021 
Dear Mr Wilmore, 
Freedom of Information Request - RFI20211498 
Thank you for your request to the BBC of 2 October seeking the following information under 
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’):   
‘The lovely chaps who empty my rubbish bins every week wear a smart uniform and they look the 
part and obviously take a pride in their jobs and their appearance. 
Conversely, Messrs Davie and Sharp, leaders of a multi-billion pound international organisation, wear 
T-shirts, open-neck shirts, jeans and trainers when making public appearances during their attempts 
to convince me that the BBC is a value-for-money, credible and trustworthy organisation. They always 
fail, of course. Indeed, they both appear in open-neck shirts in the latest BBC Annual Report. 
Can you tell me, please, is there or has there ever been a formal dress code for the Director General 
and Chairman or are they left to their own devices and personal choices? 
I note that when Davie appeared in front of government select committee recently he did dress in a 
manner appropriate to his position and the occasion, but in a recent appearance at the Royal 
Television Society the jeans, t-shirt and trainers were out again.’ 

We are not aware of any guidance , historically or in the present day, on dress code for the 
Director-General or Chairman.  
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