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Communications directorate (FOI)

Communications directorate (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 16 January 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Is the government communication's unit still overseeing what responses are given to Freedom of Information requests?


In 2019, how many Freedom of Information request responses was the communications unit directly involved in?


Can you please break down what these requests were relating to eg health, housing, environment?


A, B and C

Each department of the Government of Jersey is a separate Scheduled Public Authority under the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011, drafting and agreeing their own responses (which are then released by the Central Freedom of Information Unit).

The Communications Directorate is not involved in drafting Freedom of Information responses, except where the request is for information held by the Directorate.

The 2019 requests for information held by the Communications Directorate are detailed and linked below:

13 December 2019 - Annual cost of the Communications Directorate (FOI)

11 December 2019 - Communications and Human Resources staffing (FOI)

04 November 2019 - Communications department staff numbers (FOI)

19 August 2019 - Facebook advertising (FOI)

28 June 2019 - Facebook advertising costs (FOI)

14 June 2019 - Cost of branding to the Government of Jersey (FOI)

26 April 2019 - Communications plans for the new Hospital project (FOI)

13 March 2019 - Cost of rebranding to Government of Jersey (FOI)

01 March 2019 - Government of Jersey branding costs (FOI)

07 February 2019 - Use of the term Government of Jersey (FOI)

In addition, as detailed on the Freedom of Information webpage (see below link), information requests with a higher reputational risk, or anticipated public interest, may for information be escalated, and in any event, in advance of any release, all requests are also provided for information to the Minister’s Private Secretary and to the relevant Departmental Head of Communications. In the case of the Office of the Chief Executive and the Chief Operating Office, escalation also includes reference to the Chief of Staff, copying in the Director of Communications as a matter of practise, and 28 such requests were subject to escalation in this way in 2019.

Freedom of Information Webpage

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