Tunnell Street safety audit (FOI)
Tunnell Street safety audit (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 13 October 2017.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
In 2011, there was a report/safety audit commissioned by the Parish of St. Helier about Tunnell Street.
Please release this report or any copies, drafts or variations that may be held by other departments or States officials.
This information is exempt under Article 42 (c) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.
Article 42 (c) – Law Enforcement
Information is qualified exempt information if its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice –
(c) the administration of justice, whether in Jersey or elsewhere;
Justification for exemption
ICO guidance provides that the ‘administration of justice’ is a broad term. It applies to the justice system as whole. Amongst other interests, the exemption will protect information if its disclosure would undermine particular proceedings. As well as preventing any prejudice to particular cases, the Law Enforcement exemption can protect a wide range of judicial bodies, such as courts, coroner’s courts and tribunals from disclosures that would in any way interfere with their efficiency and effectiveness, or their ability to conduct proceedings fairly.
The publication of this report could potentially prejudice the outcome of the future inquest. Any disclosures that would in any way interfere with the inquests efficiency and effectiveness, or ability to conduct the proceedings fairly would likely be prejudicial.
Public interest test
It is in the public interest that any conclusions from the report are considered by interested parties. The publication of a document that may have a bearing on the outcome of the future inquest should not be in the public domain beforehand. The Viscount needs to be able to hold the inquest proceedings in a way that does not undermine the Viscount’s ability to hold an effective and fair process. It is therefore not in the public interest to release the information at this time.