Minutes in relation to the re-development of St Saviour's Hospital (FOI)
Minutes in relation to the re-development of St Saviour's Hospital (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 27 November 2018.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
In response to a written question about the future of St Saviour's hospital, the following statement can be found in Hansard: "The Regeneration Steering Group (RSG) has agreed for the site to be re-developed by the States of Jersey Development Company (JDC) "
Please may I see any minutes and correspondence relating to that decision.
Please find below a link to extracts from the Minutes of the RSG where St Saviour’s Hospital site was discussed.
Extracts of Regeneration Steering Group minutes (redacted)
As can be seen from the minutes, a representative from the JDC attended these meetings, therefore no correspondence has been found. Due to the broad parameters a more comprehensive search could not be undertaken.
Information within the extracts has been redacted where applicable under the following Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 exemptions.
• Article 25 – Personal information
• Article 33 – Commercial interests
• Article 35 – Formulation and development of policies
Article 25 Personal information
(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018.
(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –
(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018; and
(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.
Article 33 Commercial interests
Information is qualified exempt information if –
(a) it constitutes a trade secret; or
(b) its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of a person (including the scheduled public authority holding the information).
Prejudice / public interest test
Article 33 (b) allows an authority to refuse a request for information where its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of a person (including the scheduled public authority holding the information). Whilst we accept that the public may have an interest in the value of contracts between the States of Jersey and third parties, we believe the contract values are commercially sensitive as they are the outcome of negotiations between parties and that the release of this data could affect the negotiation of future contracts.
Article 35 - Formulation and development of policies
Information is qualified exempt information if it relates to the formulation or development of any proposed policy by a public authority.
Public interest test
We have conducted a public interest test to assess whether, in all the circumstances of this request, the public interest in supplying the information is outweighed by the public interest in not doing so.
Whilst we accept that the public may have an interest in the subject in question, this interest is outweighed by the public interest in ensuring that ongoing policy development in this area is not influenced or compromised by the premature disclosure of information that relates to work that is still in progress.