Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,
Due to an undercover documentary it has been brought to my attention that a Mr John Sweeney has abused either his personal expenses account or a general BBC expenses account.
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I am requesting a full breakdown of all Mr Sweeneys expenses, not just the amount, a full breakdown, when, where, how much etc.
I'm also guessing the "taxi" he ordered would also be on expenses? Mr Sweeney had his dog with him, is it customary to have your pet present? if so any expenses going towards the dog?
I will require a minimum of 12-24 months of data. Mr Sweeney is the main person of interest, but while you are looking up his expenses, I will require the expenses data of his entire team.
This could be the biggest expenses scandal to break since the one that hit parliament all those years ago, as a public figure you are legally obliged to give out theses details.
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 26/02/19. 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 RFI20190352.
BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP
Email: [BBC request email]
Tel: 020 8008 2882
Please find attached our response to your request for information
Information Rights, BBC Legal
BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TP