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Chief Minister’s salary, expenses and gifts (FOI)

DepartmentFreedom of Information
AuthorStates of Jersey
Issue date26 Apr 2017
StatusPublished
Cost Prepared internally, no external cost

​Request

A

How much did the Chief Minister earn in 2016?

B

Does this include other extras such as expenses or even benefits in kind?

C

Please list the expenses and benefits in kind.

D

What free gifts has the Chief Minister accepted in the past two years and have they been registered?

E

Out of the expenses please list them and what were they for?

F

How many free lunches or dinners or other events has he attended in the past two years?

G

Why are free lunches allowed is this within the code of conduct?

Response

Some of the information requested is already publicly available and, although we have provided links to assist the requester in finding the information, it is technically exempt under Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.

A to C

Please find below a previous response which was provided which covers questions A, B and C.

States members pay (FOI)

Under the Standing Orders of the States of Jersey, elected member’s must register any gifts / hospitality which has a monetary value greater than 1% of their current remuneration figure and this is published under the member’s declaration of interest – the Chief Minister’s is available here:

Statement of Interests

D and E

Under the Code of Conduct for Ministers and Assistant Ministers any gifts, hospitality or other benefits over the monetary value of £40 should be recorded in a Departmental gift register. Please see below the register for the Chief Minister for 2015 and 2016.

Download Gift Register 20170427 (size 147kb)

F and G

We do not hold separately information on free lunches, dinners or events that the Chief Minister has attended.

Please find attached the link for the Code of Conduct and Practice for Ministers and Assistant Ministers for your information.

Code of Conduct and Practice for Ministers and Assistant Ministers

Exemptions applied

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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