Free TV Licenses for MPs but not the elderly

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Georgios Christodoulou

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

We will be grateful if you would be good enough to explain why Members of Parliament are granted free TV Licenses, while the BBC are now to force the elderly to pay a TV License; and who do we complain to about issues like this conducted by the BBC.

Yours faithfully,

Georgios Christodoulou

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Georgios Christodoulou,

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 19th September 2019.  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 RFI20191497.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

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

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Georgios Christodoulou

Dear FOI Enquiries,

May we please have a response to our FOI request.

Yours sincerely,

Georgios Christodoulou

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Georgios Christodoulou

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20191497.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Rights

 

BBC Freedom of Information

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

 

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Email: [2][BBC request email]

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Georgios Christodoulou

Dear FOI Enquiries,

1. Thank you for clarifying the position regarding MPs - that if it is for official business they are exempt - and we know that MPs claim expenses for TV Licenses.

However, you have not responded to the remainder of our FOI request:

2. why are the BBC now forcing the elderly to pay a TV License.

3. who do we complain to about issues like this conducted by the BBC.

Yours sincerely,

Georgios Christodoulou

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Christodoulou,

 

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. Your request was received on 17/10/2019. 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 below
address.

 

The reference number for your request is RFI20191676.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights, BBC Legal

BC2A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TP

 

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Christodoulou,

 

Please find attached our response to your request for information
reference RFI20191676.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Rights, BBC Legal

BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TP

 

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Pictures\BBC.png

 

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