TV Licensing Enforcement

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Dear Sirs,

Pursuant to the general right of access to information contained in Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I request the following information held by the BBC:

(1) the full content of all standard operating procedures in respect of the BBCs enforcement powers under the Communications Act 2003 in respect of the requirement to hold a TV license as it pertains to the jurisdiction of the law of Scotland only.

(2) the number of warrants (i) applied for and (ii) granted under section 366 of the Communications Act 2003 to date in the calendar year of 2015 in (a) The Sheriffdom of Glasgow and Strathkelvin; (b) The Sheriffdom of Grampian Highland and Islands; (C) The Sheriffdom of Lothian and Borders; (d) The Sheriffdom of North Strathclyde; (e) The Sheriffdom of South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway; and (f) The Sheriffdom of Tayside, Central and Fife

I look forward to receiving your response in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Alistair P Sloan

Peter Jones left an annotation ()

I can help you a bit with this Alistair, as my blog did research into the number of s.368 warrants granted in Scotland. As at July 2014 none of the Scottish Sheriff Courts had issued one of these warrants in the past 3 years. As you're probably aware, the evidential standards are much higher in Scotland. This deters TV Licensing from wheeling out half the tosh it does in the English/Welsh Magistrates' Court, where its evidence will be less robustly analysed. The BBC won't provide the information requested, so our tact was to contact the Scottish Court Service instead.
You can read our article here: http://tv-licensing.blogspot.co.uk/2014/...

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Alistair P Sloan

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 20 December 2015. 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 RFI20152183.

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The Information Policy & Compliance Team

BBC Freedom of Information
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Email: [BBC request email]

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Sloan

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20152183.

 

Kind regards

BBC Workplace and Information Rights
BC2 A4, 201 Wood Lane, London W12 7T

 

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
REFERENCE: RFI20152183

I refer to the above and to your E-mail dated 18 January 2016. I note that you have refused part of the request and are extending the time for response to the second part pursuant to section 10(3) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. It is likely that I will be seeking an internal review in respect of the part that you have refused thus far; however, it seems sensible to me to wait until you have responded to both parts of the request before requesting an internal review.

This message is purely to advise you of the position and I look forward to receiving your substantive response in respect of the outstanding part of the request.

Yours faithfully,
Alistair P Sloan

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Sloan

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference, RFI20152183.

 

Kind regards

BBC Workplace and Information Rights
BC2 A4, 201 Wood Lane, London W12 7T

 

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