Diversity of BBC News external recruitment

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Please tell me how many of the 169 external recruits by BBC News (Freedom of Information Request - RFI20161970)
- are BAME / white majority / white other,
- declared a disability.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Pilkington

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Pilkington

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 27th December 2016. 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 RFI20162394

Kind regards

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

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

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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Dear Mr Pilkington

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20162394

 

 

Yours sincerely,

The Information Policy and Compliance Team

 

BBC Information Policy and Compliance

BC2A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP, UK

 

Website: [1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2]mailto:[BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

Fax: 020 8008 2398

 

 

 

 

 

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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 'Diversity of BBC News external recruitment'.

As a publicly funded organisation you have diversity targets and ​internal and external ​reporting requirements​. And it is a matter of public interest that the BBC should be able to demonstrate that recruitment reflects diversity. I suggest that it is worth manually searching the records for this information, if this really is necessary, and that afterwards you adapt your systems to make it easier in future.

The BBC should be as curious as the public, if not more, about the diversity of its external recruitment in News.

​You have made no suggestion under section 16 of the Act as to how I might adapt my request so that the BBC judges it compliant which I find unhelpful.

If the decision of an internal review is that the BBC genuinely has no idea of the diversity of its external recruits in News and that it does not care to take the necessary time to find out then I propose widening my request, rather than narrowing it, as it cannot be possible that the Corporation holds no management information on the diversity of its external recruitment.

My request would therefore be:

How many external candidates have been recruited by the BBC on continuing or fixed term contracts between 17 October 2015 and 17 October 2016?

Please tell me how many of his number

- are BAME / white majority / white other,

- declared a disability.

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

Yours faithfully,

Mr Pilkington

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Pilkington

We have received your request for an internal review on 28th January 2017.

We will deal with the review as promptly as possible and will endeavour to do so within 20 working days in accordance with the Information Commissioner’s guidance, although in some instances reviews may take longer. If you have any queries, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your internal review is IR2017006

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20170223

Yours sincerely

The Information Policy and Compliance Team

BBC Information Policy and Compliance
BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP, UK

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

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Dear Mr Pilkington

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20170222

 

 

Yours sincerely,

The Information Policy and Compliance Team

 

BBC Information Policy and Compliance

BC2A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP, UK

 

Website: [1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2]mailto:[BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

Fax: 020 8008 2398

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Seven weeks ago I requested an internal review. Should that review have been completed by now?

As part of my request for an internal review I suggested an alternative to my original information request in an attempt to aid the BBC in responding. You have written back saying my alternative request is the same as the first one. Please read it again. You will find it is not the same.

I would be grateful if the BBC would provide the internal review I have requested.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Pilkington

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Pilkington,

 

Please find attached the BBC’s internal review decision concerning your
freedom of information request [IR2017006/ RFI20162394].

 

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights

 

Information Rights, BBC Legal

BC2A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP, UK

 

Website: [1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2]mailto:[BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

Fax: 020 8008 2398

 

 

 

 

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

The BBC's internal review response said the information I requested would be disclosed within 20 days. That deadline has passed. When will my request be answered?

Yours faithfully,

Mr Pilkington

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Pilkington,

                                                     

Please find attached the follow-up response to your request for
information, reference RFI20162394.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

BBC Information Policy and Compliance

Room BC2 A4

Broadcast Centre

White City

London

W12 7TS

UK

 

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