Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,
I am aware that The Freedom of Information Act does not apply to the BBC in the way it does to almost all other public authorities. The Act covers information "held for purposes other than those of journalism, art or literature".
I am also aware that the information I am requesting is not exempt under section 36(2)(b)(i), 36(2)(b)(ii) and 36(2)(c) of the Act, and is not held for the purposes of ‘journalism, art or literature’.
I would like a full list of all the panel guests who have appeared on BBC Question Time, and the number of occasions each has appeared.
As my question regards programs that have already aired, the information I am requesting is already in the public domain and therefore would not prejudice the effective conduct of public affairs. Releasing the information I am requesting in no way compromises the BBC’s journalistic activities - which was the spirit of the exemption. Despite this information already being in the public domain, I am not in possession and I am hoping you can remedy this.
Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email. Your request was received
on 02/03/2018. 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 RFI20180413.
BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP
Email: [BBC request email]
Tel: 020 8008 2882
Please find attached the response to your request for information,
BBC Information Policy and Compliance
Room BC2 A4
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