BBC Scotland Expenditure in Scotland

The request was refused by British Broadcasting Corporation.

Kristian Healey-Ryder

Dear FOI Officer,

I would like to request the following information held by yourselves, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

How much does the BBC spend on television programs, films and documentaries made in Scotland each year for, for the last 10 years?

Please allow me to clarify my request. I believe that the BBC has spent an increasing amount of money in Scotland. Therefore, I would like to know how much the BBC spends in total, as an annual aggregate figure, on programming made in Scotland, not including general overheads and administrative costs associated with the BBC and BBC Scotland. The information I am requesting does not include expenditure on shows made outside Scotland, utilising the BBC Scotland production facilities.

I am aware that the FOI Act provides the BBC with exemptions, including commercial interests under Section 43(2). As I am requesting an annual aggregate figure, not the cost of specific shows, I do not believe that my FOI request would prejudice, or would be likely to prejudice, the commercial interests of the BBC or anyone else.

If for any reason you feel this request is unclear, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you are not the appropriate authority for this request, or for part of it, please let me know as soon as is convenient.

If the information requested contains sections of confidential information, please blank out or remove these sections, and mark clearly that they have been removed.

Thank you for your help.

Yours sincerely,

Kristian Healey-Ryder

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Kristian,

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 26/12/18. 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 RFI20182392.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP
Email: [BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Sir/Madam,


Please find attached our response to your request for information
reference RFI20182392.


Yours sincerely,


Information Rights, BBC Legal

BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TP

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