Mark Urban/Sergei Skripal meetings.

Kirsty Eccles made this Freedom of Information request to British Broadcasting Corporation

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The request was refused by British Broadcasting Corporation.

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

1: Why did BBC Newsnight correspondent Mark Urban keep secret from the licence payers that he had been having meetings with Sergei Skripal only last summer.

2: When did the BBC know this?

3: Please provide me with copies of all correspondence between yourselves and Mark Urban on the subject of Sergei Skripal.

Yours faithfully,

Kirsty Eccles

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Kirsty,

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 8th July 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 RFI20181319.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
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 Sir/Madam,

Please find attached the response to your request for information, reference RFI20181319.

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

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

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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 'Mark Urban/Sergei Skripal meetings.'.

Please provide me with copies of all correspondence between yourselves and Mark Urban on the subject of Sergei Skripal

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

Yours faithfully,

Kirsty Eccles

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Kirsty

As stated on your FOI response RFI20181319 the BBC does not offer an internal review when the information requested is not covered by the Act. If you disagree with our decision you can appeal to the Information Commissioner. Contact details are: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF telephone 01625 545 700. https://ico.org.uk/

Please note that should the Information Commissioner’s Office decide that the Act does cover this information, exemptions under the Act might then apply.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

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

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

I have today reported you to the ICO who will contact yourselves in due course.

Yours sincerely,

Kirsty Eccles

Sarah Conner left an annotation ()

Questions 1 &2 do not relate to the purposes of
‘journalism, art or literature. They are asking why he kept it secret from his employer and when the BBC gained knowledge of what he was doing.
I would reword Q3 asking for links to all the content that has been put online by the BBC using information about the meetings between Mark Urban & Sergei Skripal.