Please could I have any information behind the bringing in of the 1990 Bankruptcy (Jersey ) Law. Such as the Hansard commentary, consultancy, responses and so on.
Hansard for the States Assembly was not brought in until the end of 2005 with the move to Ministerial government and is therefore not available for the debate on the Bankruptcy (Jersey) Law 1990. We have, however, transferred the historic reel-to-reel recording of the debate to an audio digital recording which is available on removable media and can be collected from the States Assembly Information Centre on the Ground Floor of Morier House.
A copy or the original report and proposition that was lodged for debate is available at the following link:
Draft Bankruptcy (Desastre) (Jersey) Law 198-
Original consultation responses from interested parties are not held.
Copies of minutes of the Finance and Economics Committee in relation to the Bankruptcy (Jersey) Law 1990 are attached with minor redactions in accordance with Articles 25 and 31 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.
F+E Minutes (Redacted)
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 2005.
(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 2005; and
(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.
Article 31 Advice by the Bailiff, Deputy Bailiff or a Law Officer
Information is qualified exempt information if it is or relates to the provision of advice by the Bailiff, Deputy Bailiff or the Attorney General or the Solicitor General.
Justification for exemption under Article 31
Information can be exempted from disclosure if it is, or relates to, the provision of advice by the Bailiff, Deputy Bailiff or the Attorney General or the Solicitor General and the application of the exemption on balance outweighs the public interest in disclosure. In this case the public interest in disclosure is not considered to outweigh the application of the exemption applied.