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Jersey's UK defence contribution (FOI)

Jersey's UK defence contribution (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 13 April 2017.


What is Jersey's contribution to UK defence both in material and financial terms?

Please provide a breakdown of costs as far back as figures go or if not possible the last five to ten years.


This information is absolutely exempt under Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 as it is available to you by other means.

The States of Jersey financial contribution is detailed annually in the States of Jersey Financial Report and Accounts and the Annex to the States of Jersey Financial Report and Accounts.

The States of Jersey Accounts and Annex can be found by selecting the relevant years at the following link:

States of Jersey Accounts

Alternatively, they can also be found by using the search function on the States Assembly website:

States Assembly website

The material States of Jersey contribution to UK defence is to provide a trained unit capable of contributing to the UK Defence Policy. Further information is available on the States Assembly website.

The following link to a report on the States Assembly website gives a good insight into the background and eventual establishment of the Jersey Field Squadron:

Defence Contribution: Territorial Army Unit (P.124/97) Report

The following are links to written questions and responses, which contain further relevant information:

Question from Deputy Higgins - 12 September 2011 

Question from Connetable of St John - 16 April 2013

Exemption(s) 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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