John Humphrys' recent trip to South Africa

Pamela Twigge made this Freedom of Information request to British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I note that John Humphrys was recently sent to South Africa to cover the funeral of Nelson Mandela, a trip some may consider unnecessary in view of the number of journalists already there.

I am assuming that the licence fee paid for the trip, and I therefore feel entitled to know the following:

1) What class of air travel Mr Humphrys used - was it First, Business or Economy?

2) The class of hotel at which Mr Humphrys stayed - how many stars?

3) The total cost of sending Mr Humphrys on this trip.

Yours faithfully,

Pamela Twigge

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Ms Twigge,

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The reference number for your request is RFI20131878.

Kind regards

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

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Dear Ms Twigge,

Please find attached the response to your request for information, reference RFI20131878

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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