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Gifts and Hospitality since 2010 (FOI)

Gifts and Hospitality since 2010 (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 28 October 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please could you provide the full register of gifts and free accommodation given to ministers and senior civil servants since 2010?


Information for the period from 1 January 2018 has been provided within the attached document.

Gifts and Hospitality 

For the period 2010 to 2016 information is accessible within previous Freedom of Information responses, available at the following links:

States of Jersey gifts and hospitality register (FOI)

Gifts and Hospitality Register (FOI)

For 2017 information in relation to Ministers is accessible within a previous Freedom of Information response, available at the following link:

Gifts and Hospitality (FOI)

To retrieve information in relation to all Senior Civil Servants for 2017 would exceed the time allowance of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014.

Articles applied

Article 16 A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive

(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.

Regulation 2 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 allows an authority to refuse a request for information where the estimated cost of dealing with the request would exceed the specified amount of the cost limit of £500. This is the estimated cost of one person spending 12.5 working hours in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

Article 23 Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

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