Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I have recently seen a video which purports to show John Sweeney (of BBC Panorama etc.) drinking alcohol on expenses.

He says: "Here I am on expenses, in a boozer"..... "I think we should have one more bottle of wine."
The URL is

I want all food and drink expenses data relating to Sweeney and Panorama for the last 5 years, and state what was paid by you and what was not. This should include all receipts, card payment data etc. so we can get a full picture of the spending.

Provide current and recent BBC policy on food and drink expenses for Sweeney and Panorama.

Yours faithfully,
Paul Thomson

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Paul,

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 RFI20190348.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, 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 Sir/Madam,


Please find attached our response to your request for information
reference RFI20190348.


Yours sincerely,


Information Rights, BBC Legal

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

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