Town Police Clauses Act 1847, Section 28

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Please supply all information you hold relating to the Town Police Clauses Act 1847, Section 28.

Yours faithfully,

Nick Leaton

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Nick Leaton,

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 16 November 2021. 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 RFI20211695.

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Dear Mr Leaton,

Please see the attached.

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights

BBC Legal

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

Please supply the costings you have worked out for the work.

Yours sincerely,

Nick Leaton

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Nick Leaton,

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 29 November 2021. 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 RFI20211763.

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Dear Mr Leaton,

Please see the attached.

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights

BBC Legal

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

The information in this email and any attachments is confidential and may
be subject to legal professional or other privilege.

 

Dear FOI Enquiries,

"In response to your request, please be advised that a public authority does not have to make a
precise calculation of the costs of complying with a request; instead only an estimate is required."

So again I ask the question, what is the estimated number?

On what date was that estimated number calculated?

Yours sincerely,

Nick Leaton

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Nick,

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 22 December 2021. 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 RFI20212021.

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Dear Mr Leaton,

Please see the attached.

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights

BBC Legal

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

The information in this email and any attachments is confidential and may
be subject to legal professional or other privilege.

 

Dear FOI Enquiries,

I would be grateful if you could provide the reasoning behind your assessment that this was a vexatious request. My intention was not to cause disruption or annoyance, and seeing the reasoning applied would help me to understand how to reframe my request accordingly.
As you may be aware, the ICO advises that "public authorities must keep in mind that meeting their underlying commitment to transparency and openness may involve absorbing a certain level of disruption and annoyance".
Additionally, the ICO advise that best practice for authorities applying this exemption is to suggest ways in which a request may be made less burdensome (see https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...).

There is nothing vexatious about my request. The reason is Town Police Clauses Act 1847, Section 28 applies to your sales agents / enforcement agents as you put it, just as much to anyone else. Remember it would take just one private prosecution of one of your staff, for your whole business model to collapse completely. Then you have the staff member facing 2 weeks in jail on top.

You need to pass the above onto the BBC legal team.

I would be grateful if you could offer me guidance into how I could best reframe the request in order to obtain as much of the information as possible, while bringing it below the cost limit.
As you may be aware, Section 16 of the FOI Code of Practice (https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...) advises that bodies should 'provide advice and assistance, so far as it would be reasonable to expect the authority to do so' and ICO guidance (https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...) interprets this as a suggestion that the authority should provide suggestions of this nature.

Just saying it exceeds 16 hours is not a sufficient answer. What is the exact cost since one option for any FOI request is the requester decides to pay. Since you have done the calculation to work out it exceeds 16 hours, you now have that information and can supply it. Alternatively what suggestions do you have for a rephrasing of the question

Yours sincerely,

Nick Leaton

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Nick Leaton,

Thank you for your request for internal review, as detailed in your correspondence below. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible. We aim to respond within 20 working days of receipt but please note that public authorities can take up to 40 working days for complex reviews.

If you have any queries about your request for internal review, please contact us at the email address [BBC request email], quoting your reference number IR2022010.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
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Dear Mr Leaton

 

Please see attached the BBC’s response to your request for a FOIA internal
review (ref: IR2022010).

 

Kind regards

 

Information Rights

 

BBC Freedom of Information

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

 

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