"We can advise you that the information you have requested is excluded from the Act because it is held for the purposes of ‘journalism, art or literature.’ The BBC is therefore not obliged to provide this information to you and will not be doing so on this occasion…"
This is a good point from BBC Waste:
One of the cleverest things Oliver Dowden and John Whittingdale could do is relax the FOI derogation the BBC is afforded and abuses. This would shine a spotlight on the BBC no amount of DCMS select committees or ministerial enquires could.
Yes, that would be an easy win...although, I suppose they would be only too happy to release all the communications from No. 10 having first tipped off their mates in the media what to ask for!ReplyDelete