BBC TV Licence Fee Evasion Detectors

Sean Moran made this Freedom of Information request to British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Please provide me with the following information as per a Freedom Of Information Act Request:

1. Does the BBC manufacture its own hand-held TV Licence Fee evasion detectors?

2. Does the BBC manufacture its own van-based TV Licence Fee evasion detectors?

3. Does the BBC hold any patents on any of its different TV Licence Fee evasion detectors? If so please provide patent numbers.

4. If the BBC doesn't manufacture its own TV Licence Fee evasion detectors (hand-held or van-based) who does it buy this equipment from and what does each different piece of equipment cost?

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.

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 RFI20140454.

Kind regards

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

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

Tel: 020 8008 2882
Fax: 020 8008 2398

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Peter Jones left an annotation ()

This information is already in the public domain Sean after years of people battering the BBC with FOIA requests.

Answers are as follows:
1. The BBC manufactures its own hand-held detection equipment.
2. The BBC manufactures its own van-based detection equipment, however, it is installed and maintained by Cambridgeshire firm dB Broadcast Ltd.
3. The BBC's detection equipment is not patented (doing so would require disclosure of the technical specifications).
4. Not applicable.

If you haven't done so already, please see our blog for more information about TV Licensing: http://tv-licensing.blogspot.co.uk

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Moran,

Please find attached the response to your request for information, reference RFI20140454.

Yours sincerely,

The Information Policy and Compliance Team

BBC Information Policy and Compliance
BC2B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP, UK

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

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