Capita TV Licensing Court Presenters' Manual

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I am making this request in accordance with section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please provide me with the most recent version of the Capita TV Licensing Court Presenters' Manual.

As the BBC will be aware, I have previously requested similar information (RFI20151337 and RFI20171736). Given the passage of time, it is likely that more recent versions of the Manual will be available. Given its previous disclosures of information, I would not expect the BBC to have any difficulties in disclosing an updated version of the Manual.

In accordance with section 11 of the Act, I require your response to be delivered in electronic format to the return email address associated with this request.

I look forward to your timely and concise response, in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Jones
Lead author of the TV Licensing Blog
http://tv-licensing.blogspot.co.uk

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Peter Jones,

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 8th December 2019.  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 RFI20191988.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

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

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

I am reminded that the BBC has failed to provide either a response or valid refusal notice to my request for information, RFI20191988, within the 20 working days required under the relevant legislation.
The BBC is now in breach of section 10(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Please now provide a response or valid refusal notice at the earliest opportunity.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Jones

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Jones,

 

Freedom of Information Request – RFI20191988

 

Further to your request for information made in accordance with the
Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000, we wish to inform you that we will
require further time to collate and prepare the information you have
requested.

 

We apologise that we have not been able to complete our response within
the 20 working day timeframe. Please take this holding letter as
confirmation that we are currently processing your request and will
respond to you as soon as we are in position to do so.

 

Kind regards,

 

Information Rights, BBC Legal

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

 

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

This is very unsatisfactory.

The Capita TV Licensing Court Presenters' Manual is a single document and therefore I struggle to see how extra time is needed to collate it.

I remind the BBC that if it requires extra time for redactions, that does not detract from the fact that a response or valid refusal notice should be delivered within 20 working days. The fact the BBC might want to make redactions, also has no bearing on whether the appropriate cost limits might be exceeded.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Jones