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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50115188
  • Date: 17 June 2008
  • Public Authority: BBC
  • Summary: The complainant requested the number of staff in certain categories engaged to work on Eastenders, the annual staff costs of Eastenders and the range of contract values. The BBC provided to the complainant the number of staff engaged but refused to provide the remaining information on the basis that it was held for the purpose of journalism, art or literature. During the course of the investigation the BBC also sought to rely on exemptions under the Act to withhold the information. This decision notice is currently under appeal to the Information Tribunal.
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