Local Prosecution Figures (TV Licensing)

The request was refused by British Broadcasting Corporation.

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

In the following stories placed in local newspapers by PR agencies working under the TV Licensing brandname, figures have been specified for the number of TV licence evaders "caught" in various local areas.

Please can you tell me, for each area quoted, how many people were actually prosecuted for Licence Fee evasion?

www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/s...

www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/10238914.Hundre...

www.thisiskent.co.uk/Figures-reveal-500-...

www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk/4-000-...

www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/loca...

www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/10238040....

www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/local/10238...

www.midhurstandpetworth.co.uk/news/local...

www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/10238...

www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/news_keighle...

www.haringeyindependent.co.uk/news/10243...

www.bognor.co.uk/news/business/do-not-be...

www.batleynews.co.uk/news/local/more-bat...

Yours faithfully,

Mark on behalf of LicenceFree.co.uk

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mark,

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 23rd February 2013. 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 RFI20130294.

Kind regards

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

BBC Freedom of Information
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London W12 7TP

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

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mark,

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20130294.

 

Yours sincerely,

Theresa Pollard

 

BBC Information Policy and Compliance

Room BC2 B6 Broadcast Centre

Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

 

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Email: [2]mailto:[BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

Fax: 020 8008 2398

 

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of British Broadcasting Corporation's handling of my FOI request 'Local Prosecution Figures (TV Licensing)' - your ref: RFI20130294.

Given that you have provided a link to information within the public domain that is essentially the summation of the figures I have requested, I am baffled by the use of the "law enforcement" exemption.

Please can you release such local/regional prosecution figures as you have, with whatever caveats might be appropriate, as I believe that (a) they should be a matter of public record, and (b) there is a public interest imperative in releasing them.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/lo...

Yours faithfully,

Mark on behalf of LicenceFree.co.uk

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mark,

We received your request for an internal review relating to our response to RFI20130294. Your request for an internal review was received on 22nd March 2013.

We aim to deal with the review within 30 working days of receipt when possible. If you have any queries please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your internal review is IR2013030.

BBC Information Policy and Compliance
BC2 B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London, W12 7TP

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foi/
Email: [BBC request email]
Tel: 020 8008 2883
Fax: 020 8008 2398

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

This request for Internal Review is now somewhat overdue. Please can you provide an update?

Yours sincerely,

Mark on behalf of LicenceFree.co.uk

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mark,

                

Please find attached the response to your request for an internal review,
reference IR2013030. We apologise for the delay in the processing of your
review.

 

Yours sincerely

 

BBC Information Policy and Compliance

Room BC2 B6

Broadcast Centre

White City

London

W12 7TS

UK

 

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Email: [2]mailto:[BBC request email]

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