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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50272469
  • Date: 16 November 2009
  • Public Authority: BBC
  • Summary: The complainant requested information regarding the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (the “BBC”’s) decision to dismiss Carol Thatcher from The One Show. The BBC initially withheld some of the requested information, citing section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act (the “Act”) as it was claimed that the request exceeded the fees limit. However, the BBC subsequently relied on the derogation. The Commissioner is satisfied that the information in question is held for the purposes of journalism, art or literature. Therefore the BBC was not required to comply with Parts I to V of the Act in relation to this request.
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