What is the remit of TV Licensing?

The request was partially successful.

Mr. M. Whitfield

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Please can you supply any information that would help the Public understand the official remit of TV Licensing?

Specifically:-

1. Any official/published statements made by the BBC on the remit of TV Licensing.

2. Any internal references to, or discussion of Legislation (or lack thereof) concerning the remit of TV Licensing.

3. Any information pertaining to TV Licensing and the compliance of its activities and remit with Article 8 of the Human Rights Act.

4. Any further information, not covered above, relating to the withholding of similar information during the BBC/BBC Trust response to a complainant within the BBC Trust CAB rulings dated Oct/Nov 2015, page 38 (where Legal Privilege was cited).

Yours faithfully,

Mr. M. Whitifeid

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Whitifeid,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your request was received on 17 June 2016. 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 above address.

The reference number for your request is RFI20161218.

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 Whitfield

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20161218

 

 

Yours sincerely,

The Information Policy and Compliance Team

 

BBC Information Policy and Compliance

BC2A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP, UK

 

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

Email: [2]mailto:[BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

Fax: 020 8008 2398

 

 

 

 

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Mr. M. Whitfield

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of British Broadcasting Corporation's handling of my FOI request 'What is the remit of TV Licensing?'.

I am perplexed by the BBC's response that the requested information will take too long to collate as a result of not being specific enough. Clearly matters will arise in FOI requests where a degree of common sense is required in homing in on that information within the BBC's resources that is most current, most relevant and/or that which the BBC is prepared to publish.

In addition, my question (4) could hardly be more specific.

I note, in making my request for Internal Review that there exists a duty of helpfulness, which I do not believe has been engaged in this instance.

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

Yours faithfully,

Mr. M. Whitfield

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear M Whitfield

We have received your request for an internal review on 14th July 2016.

We will deal with the review as promptly as possible and will endeavour to do so within 20 working days in accordance with the Information Commissioner’s guidance, although in some instances reviews may take longer. If you have any queries, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your internal review is IR2016058.

Yours sincerely

The Information Policy and Compliance Team

BBC Information Policy and Compliance
BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP, UK

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: mailto:[BBC request email]
Tel: 020 8008 2882

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

Please can you provide an update on the progress of this internal review, which is now overdue.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. M. Whitfield

Dear FOI Enquiries,

This request is now 3 months overdue. Please provide an update, otherwise I will have no option but to raise a complaint with the ICO.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. M. Whitfield

Mr. M. Whitfield left an annotation ()

This overdue request has been raised as a complaint with the ICO.

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Whitfield

Please find attached the internal review decision (IR2016058) relating to your request for information designated RFI20161218.

Please accept our apologies for the delay in completing this review.

Regards

BBC Information Rights
BC2 A5, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

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

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

I note that the time limit suggested by your Internal Reviewer has now passed, and no further guidance (in connection with Section 16) has been forthcoming.

Please can you now provide the assistance suggested.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. M. Whitfield

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Whitfield,

Please find attached further guidance in connection with Section 16 FOIA.

Please accept our apologies for the delay.

Regards

BBC Information Rights
BC2 A5, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

www.bbc.co.uk/foi

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