TV licence 'enquiry' visits & immunity from civil suit for trespass

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Other than actions accompanied by a valid court warrant, do the BBC or it's agents (both companies and individuals) have any statutory protection or immunity from being sued by landowners/occupiers under the civil tort of trespass as a result of entering onto land without permission when conducting so-called 'enquiry' or investigation visits to addresses in relation to television licences?

With my sincerest regards and thanks,
M. Forza.

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Max,

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 12/02/19. 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 RFI20190264.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: [BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Forza,

                                            

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20190264.

 

Yours sincerely

 

BBC Information Rights

Room BC2 A4

Broadcast Centre

White City

London

W12 7TS

UK

 

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

The response from BBC contains no information relevant to my query.

Yours sincerely,

Max Forza

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Forza,

If you are not satisfied with the response provided you are entitled to an internal review by a BBC senior manager or legal advisor. Therefore, please confirm whether you would like an internal review in regards to you response RFI20190264.

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights, BBC Legal
BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TP

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Dear BBC FOI Enquiries,

I would very much like for you to answer the question rather than reply with a statement merely my repeating back my request, however, if you refuse to do so then i do request an official and formal review.

Please accept that this is not a frivolous or vexatious request.

Yours sincerely,

Max Forza.

Dear BBC FOI Enquiries,

Will you please confirm whether you are conducting an internal review and/or intending to provide the requested information.

With my sincerest regards and thanks

Max Forza

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Max Forza,

Freedom of Information Act 2000: Internal review request

We have received your request for an internal review in relation to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (RFI20190264). Your request for an internal review was received on 14 March 2019. 

We shall deal with the review as promptly as possible and, at the latest within 20 working days of our receipt of your internal review request.  If you have any queries please contact us quoting the reference number below on all correspondence.

The reference number for your internal review request is IR2019016.

Regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Please see attached the BBC’s Internal Review of our response to your
Freedom of Information request.

 

Sincerely

 

BBC Information Rights

BBC Legal

 

Dear FOI Enquiries,

Since your original response to my request was as insulting as it was useless and, contrary to the findings of your so-called internal review, did not actually state whether or not any information relevant to my request was available, i will naturally be making a complaint to the ICO.

However, as you have now stated that you do not know of any protection in law for you or your agents from legal claims for trespass as a result of your unsolicited 'enquiry' visits, i will infer that no such protection exists.

My sincerest regards,
Max Forza

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