Climate change and the Board

The request was refused by British Broadcasting Corporation.

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I would like all minutes from the board of trustees relating to the BBC policy of being pro or anti climate change.

I would like all papers submitted to the board of trustees on the same matter

I would like all emails on the matter discussing climate change to and from the board of trustees.

Any other communications on the matter.

I am not asking for journalistic information, but details on general policy. The exemption does not apply in this case.

Yours faithfully,

Nick Leaton

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Leaton

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
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address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20091710.

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Dear Mr Leaton
Please find attached the response to your request for information, which
has been dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act
2000. The reference number is RFI20091710.

<<RFI20091710 - Final Response.pdf>>
Yours sincerely

C Gibson

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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 'Climate change and the Board'.

The answer that the Trust has no documents on the matter is a complete lie. It is an unacceptable response, and proveably false.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/news/press... is a press release dated before the reply and contains the following.

<i>The BBC Trust has today announced that it will carry out a review to assess the accuracy and impartiality of the BBC's coverage of science.

It will be the latest in a series of reviews that assess impartiality in specific areas of BBC output.

It is a key priority for the Trust that the BBC covers potentially controversial subjects with due impartiality, as required by the Royal Charter and Agreement.

Richard Tait, BBC Trustee and Chair of the Trust's Editorial Standards Committee (ESC), said:

"Science is an area of great importance to licence fee payers, which provokes strong reaction and covers some of the most sensitive editorial issues the BBC faces.

"Heated debate in recent years around topics like climate change, GM crops and the MMR vaccine reflects this, and BBC reporting has to steer a course through these controversial issues while remaining impartial.

"The BBC has a well-earned reputation for the quality of its science reporting, but it is also important that we look at it afresh to ensure that it is adhering to the very high standards that licence fee payers expect."

The review will assess news and factual output that refers to scientific findings, particularly science output relating to current public policy and matters of political controversy.</i>

It is dated the 6th and its likely that discussions started before this date. There clearly would have been an agenda for this discussion circulated in advance of any meeting.

So the reply on the 8th that there was no such papers is proved false. It's in line with the BBC editorial policy to be biased in favour of the climate alarmists and the general strategy not to release details that enable people to investigate the reasons and evidence behind the editorial breaches of the BBC code. [For example naming the secret scientists that the editors rely on for their bias]

Since its clearly there is evidence that the data exists, and the BBC has denied exists, I'm asking for a review.

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

Yours faithfully,

Nick Leaton

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Leaton

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your email, in which you seek an
internal review of the BBC's response to RFI20091710. I apologise for
the delay in acknowledging receipt of this email. We shall deal with
this review as promptly as possible, and at the latest, within 30
working days.

If you have any queries, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your internal review is IR2010001.

Yours sincerely

Charlotte Gibson
BBC Information Policy and Compliance
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White City
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London
W12 7TS

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Dear Mr Leaton

Please find attached the outcome to your request for an Internal Review.

<<IR2010001 - Internal Review Decision Note.pdf>>
I would like to remind you that, if you are not satisfied with the
internal review, you can appeal to the Information Commissioner. The
contact details are: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, telephone 01625 545 700 or see
[1]http://www.ico.gov.uk/

Yours sincerely

Charlotte Gibson

BBC Information Policy and Compliance
Room 2252, 2nd Floor, White City
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TS, UK

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Dear Charlotte,

Thanks for your reply to a question I didn't ask.

An appeal has gone to the ICO.

Yours sincerely,

Nick Leaton