REQUEST. I want all food and drink expenses data relating to Sweeney and Panorama for the last 5 years, and state what was paid by you and what was not. This should include all receipts, card payment data etc. so we can get a full picture of the spending.
Provide current and recent BBC policy on food and drink expenses for Sweeney and Panorama. “
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 wil not be doing so on this occasion. Part VI of Schedule 1 to FOIA provides that information held by the BBC and the other public service broadcasters is only covered by the Act if it is held for ‘purposes other than those of journalism, art or literature”. The BBC is not required to supply information held for the purposes of creating the BBC’s output or information that supports and is closely associated with these creative activities[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]