BBC Covering Up The Operation Child Pornography Investigation

The request was refused by British Broadcasting Corporation.

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Under the Freedom Of Information Act please provide the following information:

I am requesting information about the Operation Ore Child Pornography invetigation, it's cover-up by the Blair administration and the BBC's lack of coverage of it. [extraneous material removed]

Please provide the following information:
1. What coverage did the BBC give Operation Ore and it's cover-up by the Blair administration?

2. A copy of all minutes of meetings and communications in relation to Operation Ore and the cover-up.

3. Was a D-Notice (not legally binding and strictly advisory) served on the BBC in relation to Operation Ore? Were any other legal restrictions imposed on the BBC in relation to reporting Operation Ore and it's cover-up?

4. Was Margaret Hodge's daughter Lizzie Watson ( at the time a BBC employee) involved in the decision making relating to reporting on Operation Ore?

5. Is the BBC still subject to a D-Notice on Operation Ore or any other restrictions preventing it's reporting?

6. How many BBC employees were under investigation in relation to Operation Ore? Please list them all by name and job title at the time.

7. Apart from Lizzie Watson what other family members of Blair's administration were employed by the BBC at the time of the Operation Ore cover-up?

Yours faithfully,

Sean Moran

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Moran,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 25th February 2014. 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 RFI20140335.

Kind regards

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 B6, Broadcast Centre
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London W12 7TP

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

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

I put the wrong title on so have put a new request in with correct title. Sorry and thankyou.

Yours sincerely,

Sean Moran

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Moran,

Please find attached the response to your request for information, reference RFI20140335.

Yours sincerely,
The Information Policy and Compliance Team

BBC Information Policy and Compliance
Room BC2 B6 Broadcast Centre
Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: mailto:[email address]
Tel: 020 8008 2882
Fax: 020 8008 2398

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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 'BBC Covering Up The Operation Child Pornography Investigation'.

This is a reasonable request for information of great public interest considering the BBC's extensive links to paedophilia and corruption so please answer it.

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

Yours faithfully,

Sean Moran

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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