Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Could you provide numbers per year, for how many times MPs were originally misidentified in captioning (as per this tweet:, broken down into broad ethnicities. If this could be provided as a rate per MPs speaking belonging to the respective ethnic group that would be great.

2018 - 10 White MPs misidentified (0.01 misidentification per speech), 1 Black MP misidentified (0.01 misidentification per speech)

Yours faithfully,

James McMahon

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear James McMahon,

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 4th February 2020.  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 RFI20200188.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
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London W12 7TP
Email: [BBC request email]

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Dear James

Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request.

Yours sincerely

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

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