TV Licensing Representatives Criminal Convictions (2)

Peter Jones made this Freedom of Information request to British Broadcasting Corporation

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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.

I am interested in TV Licensing representatives that have been convicted of criminal offences committed in the course of their duties with TV Licensing. By representatives I mean any person employed by the BBC or any of the TV Licensing contracted companies acting on the BBC's behalf as Licensing Authority.

Background information:
I have previously made a similar request, RFI20110731, but given the recently publicised rape conviction of Middlesbrough-based TV Licensing officer Gary Catterick the information you provided back then is now obsolete. The clear implication of several newspaper articles is that Catterick was engaged in paid TV Licensing business (e.g. out on his normal TV Licensing rounds) at the time he raped his pregnant victim.

My request:
Please provide me with the number of TV Licensing representatives that have been convicted of criminal offences committed during the course of their TV Licensing duties since the year 2000. Also provide details of the offences they have been convicted of, their dates of employment with TVL and the geographic location (county, town or city) they were based.

In closing I would draw your attention to the fact that I am requesting additional information from that previously provided in response to RFI20110731. It is now reasonable to assume the BBC holds such additional information and it would not be reasonable for the BBC to reject this request on the basis that the information had already been disclosed.

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

Yours faithfully,

Peter Jones

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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The reference number for your request is RFI20111165.

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Dear Mr Jones,

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20111165

<<RFI20111165 - Final response.pdf>>

Yours sincerely
Rebecca Turner

BBC Information Policy and Compliance
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London W12 7TS, UK

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Peter Jones left an annotation ()

Someone, either the BBC or the Northern Echo, is definitely wrong about this.

The Northern Echo (31 Aug 2011) states quite clearly that Catterick "was invited into a house in Grangetown, Middlesbrough, when he could not get his car to start *during inspections* on November 29."

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