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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50206742
  • Date: 18 January 2010
  • Public Authority: BBC
  • Summary: The complainant made a request to the BBC for a breakdown of its expenditure of £45.4m on ‘marketing, press and publicity’ from its annual accounts for the 2006/07 financial year. The BBC stated that the request falls outside the scope of the Act because it relates to information held for the purposes of journalism, art or literature. The Commissioner’s decision is that the BBC correctly determined that the information is held to a significant extent for these purposes and is therefore covered by the ‘derogation’. Therefore, the BBC is not obliged to comply with Parts I to V of the Act. This decision notice is currently under appeal to the Information Tribunal.
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