BBC employees - illegal drugs expenditure

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Dear Sir or Madam,

What percentage of the BBC Licence Tax is spent by BBC employees on illegal drugs?

Yours faithfully,

John Walker

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Walker

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, about the percentage of the Television Licence Fee
spent by BBC employees on illegal drugs, which was received on 26th
August. We shall 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 RFI20080919.

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Chris left an annotation ()

Dear Mr. Walker,
I don't think any employers hold details of what their employees spend their wages on. I also can't see employees being able to put through expenses for 'illegal drugs' as I doubt their dealers give them receipts!

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Please find attached the response to your request for information which
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2000.

<<RFI20080919 - final response.pdf>>

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Text of the response:

Dear Mr Walker,

Request for Information - RFI20080919

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the Act”) received on 25 August 2008 seeking the following information:
‘What percentage of the BBC Licence Tax is spent by BBC employees on illegal drugs?’

The BBC has a zero tolerance policy towards illegal drugs and no income from the TV Licence fee is spent on their purchase.

I hope this response satisfies your request.

John Booth left an annotation ()

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The BBC has a zero tolerance policy towards illegal drugs and no income from the TV Licence fee
is spent on "their purchase".

Reply, so they do admit they are purchased, but they do not pay the bill, is this correct?

Can we ask what type of drugs are the BBC taking and of what quality/grade if known?

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