Freedom of Information
As a public service organisation, the BBC is subject to the
Freedom of Information Act, meaning it must respond, where reasonable, to
requests for information from the public.
The BBC has a
webpage on FOI requests concerning TV Licensing;
until 2008, this page held 164 responses by the BBC. Although these letters
often withheld information, it was possible to draw inferences from the
information gaps. In late 2008, the BBC decided to delete 150 responses,
leaving just 16.
Fortunately, the owner of
website had saved copies of the letters, and has made them available
for future reference here (some of the 2005 letters were donated by yours
It is also worth reading the BBC's evasive response to a
journalist's enquiry as to why it removed
information from its "freedom of information" webpage.
Please click here to
indicate the usefulness of this site