Dear Sir or Madam,
BACKGROUND TO MY FOI REQUEST:
Part VI of the FOIA Section 45 Code of Practice requires public authorities to have a process in place to ensure that applicants are able to ask a public authority for an internal review if wish to make a complaint about a public authority's response.
"38 Any written reply from the applicant (including one transmitted by electronic means) expressing dissatisfaction with an authority's response to a request for information should be treated as a complaint ..."
"39 The complaints procedure should provide a fair and thorough review of handling issues and of decisions taken pursuant to the Act ... It should enable a fresh decision to be taken on a reconsideration of all the factors relevant to the issue. Complaints procedures should be as clear and simple as possible. They should encourage a prompt determination of the complaint."
Please could you provide any recorded information you hold regarding the reasons the BBC does not provide an Internal Review / complaints procedure where it considers that a request under the FOIA falls within the category of "journalism, art or literature".
Dear Mr Skene
Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, about the BBC's FOIA Derogation and Internal
Reviews, which was received on 16th December. 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 RFI20081443.
The Information Policy and Compliance Team BBC Freedom of Information
Room 2252, BBC White City, 201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TS, UK
Dear Mr Skene
Please find attached the response to your request for information,
<<RFI20081443 - final response.pdf>>
<<RFI20081443 - 2005-04-18 - Minutes of Meeting.pdf>> <<RFI20081443 -
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