TV Licensing Employee Criminal Convictions and Police Cautions

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I am making this request for information under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

As you will be aware, I have previously made requests asking for information about the number of TV Licensing employees that have committed criminal offences in the course of their duties with TV Licensing. By TV Licensing employees I mean any person employed by the BBC or any of the TV Licensing contracted companies acting on the BBC's behalf as the statutory Television Licensing Authority.

You will probably be aware that Capita TV Licensing employee John Marcus Rodgers was convicted of drink driving on the Isle of Man earlier this week: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-i...

An article about his conviction appeared on the BBC News website, but seemingly distances Rodgers from his association with TV Licensing. As I understand it Rodgers was on the Isle of Man performing his TV Licensing duties, accommodated in a hotel paid for by TV Licensing and at the time of his offence was driving a hire car paid for by TV Licensing. There is little doubt that his offence was directly related to his employment with TV Licensing.

Given the passage of time since my last request, and recent events on the Isle of Man, please provide me with the following information:
1. The number of TV Licensing employees that have been convicted of criminal offences committed during the course of their TV Licensing duties since the date of my previous request (5 July 2015).
2. In relation to those convictions disclosed in response to question 1: Also provide details of the offences they were convicted of, their dates of employment with TV Licensing and the geographic location (county, town or city) they were based.
3. The number of TV Licensing employees that have received a formal police caution for criminal offences committed during the couse of their TV Licensing duties since the date of my previous request (5 July 2015).
4. In relation to those formal police cautions disclosed in response to question 3: Also provide details of the offences they were cautioned for, their dates of employment with TV Licensing and the geographic location (county, town or city) they were based.

I remind the BBC that the acceptance of a formal police caution is acknowledgement by the employee that a criminal offence has been committed.

I look forward to a candid and complete disclosure in accordance with the spirit of the Act.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Jones
Lead author of the TV Licensing Blog
http://tv-licensing.blogspot.co.uk

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Peter Jones

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20171411.

 

Kind regards

 

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