Finer points of legislation and corporate morality.

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

The following statements are taken from the website of TV Licensing.

"If you don’t have a television set or have one but don’t use it to watch programmes as they are being shown on TV, we ask that you inform us this is the case, so that we can register it on our database to prevent unnecessary contact. An enquiry officer may call to verify this. This is necessary because when we make contact on these visits, almost a fifth of people are found to require a TV Licence. We believe that the fairest and most consistent approach is to visit addresses where TV Licensing is notified that no television set is used."

"If, during a brief visit, an enquiry officer can verify that no licence is likely to be needed, he or she will stop any further contact to that address for two years for a residential address and three years for a business address."

1. Do these instructions form part of the TV licensing legislation?

2. Is there any obligation to comply with the instructions within those two paragraphs?

3. Is there any obligation to allow an enquiry officer into my home or business?

4. If a person has said, he/she will never watch live broadcasts or will never buy a TV. Why do you intend to pester him/her every two years to check his/her honesty?

5. Are you proud of the fact that you and your agents Capita put poor people into further poverty with the swingeing fines and court costs?

Yours faithfully,

Dave: Knight

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Knight,

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 18th December 2013. 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 RFI20131911.

Kind regards

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP
Email: [BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Knight,

Please find attached the response to your request for information, reference RFI20131911

Yours sincerely,

The Information Policy and Compliance Team

BBC Information Policy and Compliance
BC2B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP, UK

Email: mailto:[BBC request email]
Tel: 020 8008 2882
Fax: 020 8008 2398

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Dave are you happy with this answer?