This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Requests Declined under Section 43 (2) on Employment and Recruitment Practices'.

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Information Policy & Compliance 
Philip Rapier  
17 December 2015 
Dear Mr Rapier, 
Freedom of Information Act 2000 – RFI20152112 
Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act (‘the Act’) of 10 December 
2015, seeking: 
“Please provide the number of F .O.I. requests that have been declined under Section 43 (2) of the Freedom of 
Information Act for the last three audited years available where the substantive reason given for decline by the BBC 
is to preserve the commercial confidentiality of the Corporation's and others Employment and Recruitment Practices. 
Please also provide the combined total number of all other requests the Coproration has declined in each relevant 
year information has been provided for comparison purposes.” 
I estimate that to deal with your request would take more than two and a half days; under section 
12 of the Act, we are allowed to refuse to handle the request if it would exceed the appropriate 
limit. The appropriate limit has been set by the Regulations (SI 2004/3244) as being £450 
(equivalent to two and a half days work, at an hourly rate of £25). This is because we do not log 
the substantive reason for citing section 43(2) on our FOI case management system. 
From our records, we can see that we have cited section 43(2) in more than 200 cases over the 
last three years. We would need to go back into each request and review these individually in 
order to be able to answer your request fully. 
If you would like to submit a narrowed request, we would be happy to consider it. For example 
you may consider narrowing your request to a smaller time period.   
You may request an internal review of our decision that your request exceeds the appropriate 
limit. Please contact us at the address above, explaining what you would like us to review and 
including your reference number. If you are not satisfied with the internal review, you can appeal 
to the Information Commissioner. The contact details are: Information Commissioner's Office, 

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Yours sincerely, 
Information Policy and Compliance