TVL - England & Wales Visiting Procedures

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Please direct this to the party responsible for handling Freedom of Information requests.

1)

(a) In relation to TV Licensing I understand there exists a document titled ‘England & Wales Visiting Procedures’. Please provide me with the latest copy of this document.

(b) Please provide me with any legal advice the BBC has obtained relating to the document – including in relation to FOI disclosure (Please provide this regardless of whether it relates to the present copy of the document or an earlier copy – in the event it relates to an earlier copy of the document please also provide me with that copy of the document.).

If fulfilling (b) should prove prohibitively expensive, please focus on providing me with legal advice relating to the most recent copies of the document – noting the dates that are applicable.

If the document mentioned in (a) does not exist under that exact title but a substantially similar document exists under another title, please provide the substantially similar document.

In the eventuality it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.

Thank you for assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Brooke

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear  Edward Brooke,

 

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. Your request was received on 16 January 2021.

 

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 RFI20210094.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Information Rights

 

BBC Freedom of Information

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

 

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Email: [2][BBC request email]

 

 

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Dear Mr Brooke,

 

Thank you for your request to the BBC of 16 January 2021 under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’) seeking the following information.

 

“1)      

 

(a) In relation to TV Licensing I understand there exists a document
titled ‘England & Wales Visiting Procedures’. Please provide me with the
latest copy of this document. 

 

(b) Please provide me with any legal advice the BBC has obtained relating
to the document – including in relation to FOI disclosure (Please provide
this regardless of whether it relates to the present copy of the document
or an earlier copy – in the event it relates to an earlier copy of the
document please also provide me with that copy of the document.).

 

If fulfilling (b) should prove prohibitively expensive, please focus on
providing me with legal advice relating to the most recent copies of the
document – noting the dates that are applicable.

 

If the document mentioned in (a) does not exist under that exact title but
a substantially similar document exists under another title, please
provide the substantially similar document.”

 

The BBC confirms that it does hold information of the type described in
these parts of your request. However, when a qualified exemption applies
to the information and the public interest test is engaged, section 10 of
the Act allows the time for a response to be longer than 20 working days.
A full response must be provided within such time as it reasonable in all
circumstances of the case.

 

We consider that the following exemptions apply to the information you
have requested:

 

o Section 31 – Law enforcement
o Section 40 – Personal data

 

We now need further time in which to consider the public interest in
disclosing the information. In your case we have not yet reached a
decision on where the balance of the public interest lies.

 

Appeal Rights

 

You may request an internal review of our decision to extend the time
period for handling your request, by contacting us at the address above.
If you are not satisfied with the internal review, you can appeal to the
Information Commissioner. The contact details are: Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF, telephone 01625 545 700 or see [1]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights, BBC Legal

BC2A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TP

 

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Brooke,

 

Thank you for your request to the BBC of 16 January 2021 under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’) seeking the following information.

 

“1)      

 

(a) In relation to TV Licensing I understand there exists a document
titled ‘England & Wales Visiting Procedures’. Please provide me with the
latest copy of this document. 

 

(b) Please provide me with any legal advice the BBC has obtained relating
to the document – including in relation to FOI disclosure (Please provide
this regardless of whether it relates to the present copy of the document
or an earlier copy – in the event it relates to an earlier copy of the
document please also provide me with that copy of the document.).

 

If fulfilling (b) should prove prohibitively expensive, please focus on
providing me with legal advice relating to the most recent copies of the
document – noting the dates that are applicable.

 

If the document mentioned in (a) does not exist under that exact title but
a substantially similar document exists under another title, please
provide the substantially similar document.”

 

The BBC confirms that it does hold information of the type described in
these parts of your request. However, when a qualified exemption applies
to the information and the public interest test is engaged, section 10 of
the Act allows the time for a response to be longer than 20 working days.
A full response must be provided within such time as it reasonable in all
circumstances of the case.

 

We consider that the following exemptions apply to the information you
have requested:

 

o Section 31 – Law enforcement
o Section 40 – Personal data

 

We now need further time in which to consider the public interest in
disclosing the information. In your case we have not yet reached a
decision on where the balance of the public interest lies.

 

Appeal Rights

 

You may request an internal review of our decision to extend the time
period for handling your request, by contacting us at the address above.
If you are not satisfied with the internal review, you can appeal to the
Information Commissioner. The contact details are: Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF, telephone 01625 545 700 or see [1]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights, BBC Legal

BC2A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TP

 

 

 

 

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