Email correspondence with taxi and cab companies (FOI)
Email correspondence with taxi and cab companies (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 08 August 2017.
Would you please provide me with the following information:
Email correspondence between Driver and Vehicle Standards (DVS) Civil Servants and the Minister for Infrastructure. The time frame for my request should cover 1 February 2015 to the Present day.
The emails should cover the people named below:
The search should also cover all emails between each other ie Noel to Forest, Forest to Doods and so on.
Also any minutes from meetings held by the minister and his civil servants with taxi and cab company representatives. Please use the same time frame, 1 February to the present day.
The key words to search for are taxi and cab review, transport review, and taxi and cab reform.
Finally please could you also give the States of Jersey definition of the responsibilities of a Departmental regulator.
A and B
This request is refused as it is estimated that to respond would exceed the time limit set of 12.5 hours in the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011. However, in the spirit of Freedom of Information, please see attached response to a very recent request for information relating to Taxi-Cab Industry Review emails between Deputy Edward Noel, Minister for Infrastructure, Gordon Forrest and Antoni Miziolek.
Emails relating to the Taxi-Cab industry review (redacted) 20170808
The information requested is not held for the purposes of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 as outlined in Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.
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