As you have requested a review of the decision not to proceed with your appeal we shall provide the Committee with your appeal, the letter from Leanne Buckle and your email requesting a review of the decision not to proceed. Your full correspondence will be available to the Committee if they wish to refer to it.
. Dear Ms Buckle, Thank you for your response of 23 February 2015. I am sorry to disagree with your decision to block this complaint from due oversight by the Trustees. My reasons are included in the Annex attached with this letter. As a licence fee payer I support the Trust’s policy of not spending a good deal of time and money on cases that do not stand a realistic prospect of success.
. I am sorry to send a disappointing response, but I do not believe your appeal should be put in front of Trustees. The BBC’s journalists and programme-makers are expected to work to a high standard; those standards are set out in the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines which underpin all BBC output. I have looked at your appeal in relation to those Guidelines. This means I have assessed if the points you have raised can be judged against the standards set down in the Guidelines.
. Thank you for your email – we have noted its contents. We will be in touch with a substantive response in due course.
Subject: RE: Request for Appeal Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:47:59 +0000 From: Trust Editorial <TrustEditorial@bbc.co.uk> To: ‘Ian McNulty’ <firstname.lastname@example.org> Dear Mr McNulty, Thank you for your email – we have noted its contents. We will be in touch with a substantive response in due course. Yours sincerely, Kirsty Kirsty Clarke Complaints Adviser ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– BBC … Continue reading News at Six Complaint Stage 3: BBC Response 19
. Thank you for your email of 28 January 2015.
I do not understand why you need to begin your investigations by reviewing my correspondence with BBC Audience Services to check that my appeal against their decision not to investigate further raises a matter of substance.
. Thank you for your email of 8 January 2015 to the BBC Trust.
We note that BBC Audience Services have informed you that they are not going to respond to you further on your complaint as they do not believe that it raised a significant issue of general importance that might justify further investigation.
Thank you for your e-mail. We check this e-mail address regularly throughout the day and will respond to e-mails requiring a reply as soon as possible.
. Request for Appeal, BBC Trust.
This complaint concerns the lack of due impartiality in the BBC’s reporting of two key economic indicators in the period 22 to 24 July 2014. The BBC’s Stage 1 and Stage 2 responses clearly demonstrate that this was not a one-off incident but the result of BBC editorial policy which continues to be supported by the BBC Executive up to the present time.