Expenditure on magazines and newspapers (FOI)
Expenditure on magazines and newspapers (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 01 September 2017.
How much is spent on magazines and newspapers per year?
Please also list the departments individually.
I would also like to know how many subscriptions are paid for using the JEP online.
Does the states pay for the delivery of newspapers?
See table below.
Some departments have included expenditure on professional journals and periodicals.
See table below.
Expenditure on Magazines and Newspapers 2016
|Chief Minister’s Department
|Community and Constitutional Affairs
|Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture
|Education – includes Jersey Library and 35 schools
|Health and Social Services - includes magazine subscriptions to specialist journals for Health professionals
|Treasury and Resources
|States Assembly and its Services
|Office of the Lieutenant Governor
|Comptroller and Auditor General
|Data Protection Registrar
|Probation and After-Care Service
|Law Officers’ Department
For those departments able to provide this information there are 24 subscriptions to JEP online. For some departments it would not be possible to break this information down within the maximum time permitted under Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.
For those able to provide this information 12 departments pay for the delivery of newspapers. For some departments it would not be possible to break this information down within the maximum time permitted under Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.
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.
For some departments the work to obtain the detailed breakdown requested of information could only be achieved by examining individual invoices and would require more than the 12.5 hours of work laid down by the legislation.