Strictly Come Dancing Telephone Voting

C Price made this Freedom of Information request to British Broadcasting Corporation

The request was refused by British Broadcasting Corporation.

From: C Price

16 November 2008

Dear Sir or Madam,

Could you please supply the number of votes received each week by
telephone for each couple in each of the previous series of
Strictly Come Dancing.

Yours faithfully,

C Price

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British Broadcasting Corporation

17 November 2008

Dear Mr Price

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, which was received on 16th November. We shall 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 RFI20081285.

Kind regards.

The Information Policy and Compliance Team BBC Freedom of Information

Room 2252, BBC White City, 201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TS, UK

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FOIRequester left an annotation (18 November 2008)

Quote-marks You are going to struggle with this one. I tried getting this type of information once but it was refused as they said it fell within the scope of the derogation. They also claimed that it was personal data. The ICO was no use as they claimed that because this wasn't a valid request, they had no powers to investigate. Basically you're screwed from every direction.

I'll watch this with great interest and I wish you luck.

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British Broadcasting Corporation

18 November 2008


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Dear Mr Price

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20081285

<<RFI20081285 - final response.pdf>>

Yours sincerely
Rachel Hallett

BBC Information Policy and Compliance
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201 Wood Lane
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Chris left an annotation ( 1 December 2008)

Quote-marks I understand that the derogation is exclusive, and not inclusive - that is, exempt information is held for the special purposes and no other. Otherwise, they could essentially exempt themselves entirely from the Act by stating that all information they hold is used for at least one of those purposes.

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