Search Warrants Executed in Scotland

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Please advise me of the number of search warrants executed by BBC TV Licensing in Scotland, and how many in which years.

Yours faithfully,

John Johnson

Peter Jones left an annotation ()

John, they will not tell you that, but take it from me that no warrants have ever been issued in Scotland. The BBC gets good mileage out of the fact people mistakenly believe they use warrants on a regular basis. Even in England & Wales they do not. Please see our blog for more information:

John Johnson left an annotation ()

I doubt they will, but I have a letter from the office of Pippa Doubtfire saying that they have!


FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear John,

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 28 April 2017. 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 RFI20170626.

Kind regards

The Information Policy & Compliance Team
Workplace & Information Rights, BBC Legal
BC2 A5, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP
Email: [BBC request email]

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Johnson,


Please find attached our response to your request for information
reference RFI20170626.


Yours sincerely,


Information Rights, BBC Legal

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

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