Doel Nuclear Power Station

James Cameron made this Freedom of Information request to British Broadcasting Corporation

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was refused by British Broadcasting Corporation.

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Please release all internal documentation regarding Doel Nuclear Power Station.

Yours faithfully,

James Cameron

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Cameron,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your request was received on 28th March 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 above address. The reference number for this request is: RFI20160566.

Kind regards,

BBC Workplace and Information Rights

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Cameron,

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20160566

 

 

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,

I have put the status of the request as 'Refused' as there surely is internal documentation as to why the BBC apparently remained silent on various major news.

Yours sincerely,

James Cameron

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 'Doel Nuclear Power Station'.

The BBC certainly does have internal documentation related to Doel Nuclear Power Station that is not held for the purpose of 'journalism, art or literature'.

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,

James Cameron

Dear FOI Enquiries,

For a bit of background, there have been a series of Jihadi terror incidents, including (among other things) sabotage and explosion, about which the BBC has reported nothing.
As nothing cannot be classified as journalism, you may release the internal document/s.

Yours sincerely,

James Cameron

Dear FOI Enquiries,

May I remind you of this request.

Yours sincerely,

James Cameron

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Cameron,

Thank you for your email, in relation to your FOI request regarding Doel Nuclear Power Station (Reference: RFI20160566). As stated in our email to you on the 21 April 2016, the BBC does not offer an internal review when the information requested is not covered by the Act, so you are therefore unable to appeal our decision using this process. If you disagree with our decision you can appeal to the Information Commissioner. Contact details are: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF telephone 01625 545 700. https://ico.org.uk/

The BBC's understanding of the scope of the derogation has been informed by numerous cases, including the recent consideration by the Supreme Court, in the case of Sugar (deceased) v British Broadcasting Corporation and another [2012] UKSC 4, of the Schedule 1 'derogation' for the public service broadcasters in relation to journalism. Lord Phillips noted the BBC’s ‘important right to freedom of expression’ and the link between Schedule 1 of the Act and Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Additionally, as also recognised by the Supreme Court, it recognises that public service broadcasters caught by the Act (BBC, Channel 4, S4C, MG Alba) should not be placed at a disadvantage to their commercial competitors.

In practical terms, the BBC has interpreted this to mean that we are not required to supply information held for the purposes of creating the BBC's output or information that supports or is closely associated with these activities.

You might find it useful to review the Decision Notices from the Information Commissioner, regarding the application of the derogation to information held by the BBC. These Decision Notices can be found at the following URL: https://search.ico.org.uk/ico/search/dec... - using the search function, if you select the BBC as the 'Authority' and FOI 1 as the 'Section' you will find a number of relevant Decision Notices.

Kind Regards,

Information Rights

Information Rights, BBC Legal
BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP, UK

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: mailto:[BBC request email]
Tel: 020 8008 2883
Fax: 020 8008 2398

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