TVL - Failed prosecutions

S Holloway made this Freedom of Information request to British Broadcasting Corporation

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The request was refused by British Broadcasting Corporation.

Dear Sir,

Recent articles in the national press have highlighted that in 2012, some 25,000 TVL prosecutions failed.

Given that this necessarily involves a large wastage of money, please disclose:

(1) The reasons for those failures.
(2) The cost of those failures.

Yours &c.,

S Holloway

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Ms Holloway,

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 25th October 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 RFI20131572.

Kind regards

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

BBC Freedom of Information
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Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20131572.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

The Information Policy and Compliance Team

 

BBC Information Policy and Compliance

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Dear Sir,

I am writing to request an internal review of British Broadcasting Corporation's handling of my FOI request 'TVL - Failed prosecutions'.

I note your refusal to disclose the reason for so many failed prosecutions.

Given that this issue raises fundamental questions about the efficiency and integrity of BBC staff and contractors, I would submit that disclosure is very much in the public interest.

Prejudicing collection of the license fee is of little account when set against the fact that some 25,000 citizens have apparently been prosecuted to no end.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours &c.,

S Holloway

Mr Hillas left an annotation ()

Since achieving successful prosecution targets is a Key Performance Indicator of the operation of the TV Licensing contract between Capita and the BBC, you are quite right to demand an Internal Review, S Holloway.

How can a KPI be monitored by the BBC without supporting data from Capita being on record?

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear S Holloway,

We have received your request for an internal review relating to RFI20131572. Your request for an internal review was received on 26th November 2013. We shall attempt to deal with the review within 30 working days of receipt. If you have any queries please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your internal review is IR2013076.

Yours sincerely,

BBC Information Policy and Compliance
BC2B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane,
London, W12 7TP

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foi/
Email: [BBC request email]
Tel: 020 8008 2883
Fax: 020 8008 2398

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Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Please find attached the response to your request for an Internal Review,
reference IR2013076.

 

Yours sincerely

 

BBC Information Policy and Compliance

BC2 B6, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TS, UK

 

Website: [1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2][BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

Fax: 020 8008 2398

 

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