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Freedom of Information data and statistics

Total valid FOI requests received

MonthNumber of valid requests received by the States of Jersey
January 201772
February 201776
​March 2017​79
​April 2017​45
​May 2017​61
​June 2017​66
​July 2017​57
​August 2017​67
​September 2017​77
​October 2017​91
Total 691

In 2016, 736 valid Freedom of Information (FOI) requests were received and in 2015, the first year of FOI, we received 691 FOI requests in total.

Departments' FOI requests and responses

One department is always the designated lead on a request. This is usually whoever holds the most information relating to a request. 

Other departments may contribute to the response if they also hold the relevant information.

Who's making the most FOI requests?

We've broken down the FOI requests asked so far in 2017 by type, so you can see who's been asking for information so far this year.

Applicant typePercentage of requests
Individual61%
Media29%
Commercial / business7%
​Law firm​1%
​Researcher​1%
​Charities and lobby groups​1%

Common FOI topics

FOI requests tend to relate to issues or decisions that affect you. 

These include:

  • public sector: including staffing and spending and government policy
  • education
  • health services, departments and treatment
  • roads, including road safety and parking
  • property and infrastrucure
  • planning applications
  • income tax and income support.
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