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Freedom of Information requests (FOI)

Freedom of Information requests (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 18 July 2017.


Could you please provide a month by month breakdown of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests since Jan 2015, broken down into number of requests from individuals, organisations and journalists / media outlets. Also, would you please be able to provide an anonymised breakdown of the top ten FOI requesters for the calendar years of 2015, 2016 and to date. Only naming them by category.


The information requested presented as a percentage and is updated on a monthly basis on the following link.

Freedom of Information data and statistics

The requester type is determined using personal information provided by the requester and is intended to provide a broad indication of the trend in types of requester only and cannot be precise.

Although it is small, there is a risk that where very small numbers are involved, a jigsaw identification of requesters could be possible for a given month by linking the requester type with a request and response on the log on the States of Jersey website. For this reason we have grouped categories (as in the table below) for the purpose of answering this question.


​Month ​Requester type ​ ​ ​



​Other organisations


​January 2015​46​40​-​8
​February 2015​32​191​​10
​March 2015​43​31​3​4
​April 2015​34​9​1​4
​May 2015​26​15​1​5
​June 2015​29​16​1​4
​July 2015​33​12​1​5
​August 2015​30​10​-​10
​September 2015​35​10​-​2
​October 2015​36​9​2​6
​November 2015​38​11​1​5
​December 2015​39​8​1​4
​January 2016​41​11​-​6
​February 2016​52​8​-​3
​March 2016​41​19​1​3
​April 2016​35​14​1​5
​May 2016​39​23​1​3
​June 2016​53​15​-​2
​July 2016​43​20​-​9
​August 2016​40​20​-​6
​September 2016​58​7​2​4
​October 2016​46​8​2​3
​November 2016​53​19​3​8
​December 2016​43​6​14
​January 2017​44​26​1​4
​February 2017​64​12​4
​March 2017​56​13​2​14
​April 2017​25​15​24
​May 2017​39​20​-​5
​June 2017​56​16​3​2


The table below provides a breakdown of the top ten requesters, anonymised and presented as categories per year.

​2015 ​2016 ​2017 to end June
​1​Media​Individual ​Media
​3​Individual ​Individual ​Individual
​4​Individual ​Individual ​Individual
​5​Individual ​Individual Individual ​
​6​Individual ​Individual ​Media
​7​Individual ​Individual ​Individual
​9​Media​Individual Individual


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