TV Licensing employees wearing disguises

Mr Hillas made this Freedom of Information request to British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

In July 2013, Capita TV Licensing employee by the name of Mr Chris Morgan was recorded on video during the execution of a search warrant on behalf of the BBC. Mr Morgan is clearly seen to wearing a disguise to visibly conceal his actual appearance and thereby his identity. As TV Licensing authority in the UK, the BBC acknowledges full responsibility for all activities in relation to the tv licence and its enforcement.

This is a freedom of information request lodged under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 requesting full disclosure and publication of information concerning the wearing of disguises by people acting on behalf of the BBC while they are enforcing the tv licence.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Hillas

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Hillas,

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 23rd August 2013. 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 RFI20131247.

Kind regards

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 B6, Broadcast Centre
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London W12 7TP

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

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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Yours sincerely,

 

The Information Policy and Compliance Team

 

BBC Information Policy and Compliance

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Peter Jones left an annotation ()

"TV Licensing enquiry officers abide by a strict code of conduct" - that's actually another BBC lie though, isn't it?

We know of many occasions where TV Licensing enquiry officers (e.g. salespeople) have threatened people on their doorsteps. The Hartlepool door snatching goon springs to mind. Just last week footage was uploaded showing a goon threatening to fetch the police and a search warrant for no reason at all.

Mr Hillas left an annotation ()

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"TV Licensing enquiry officers abide by a strict code of conduct" - that's actually another BBC lie though, isn't it?'

The video evidence of serial abuses and misdemeanours perpetrated by Capita TV Licensing posted on the internet is proof that they do not "abide by a strict code of conduct". Consequently you are correct, J Jones, it is another BBC lie.

Mark Salter left an annotation ()

Mr Hillas, is the video of this guy in disguise online anywhere?

I would quite like to see this TVL employee abiding with "a strict code of conduct".

Mr Hillas left an annotation ()

Hi Mark Salter. The original video was taken down otherwise a link would have been supplied with the request. It may be still available online somewhere or it may be archived and available on request.

A Willmore left an annotation ()

Mr Hillas left an annotation ()

http://tv-licensing.blogspot.co.uk/2013/...

Yes I believe so A Willmore. Shortly after my annotation got a message that it had been reuploaded. Watch and see if you think Mr Morgan has altered his appearance, Mark Salter.

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