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Orders or directions made or given in relation to the Protection of Trading Interests Act (FOI)

Orders or directions made or given in relation to the Protection of Trading Interests Act (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey on behalf of the States Greffe and published on 22 January 2016.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


I would be grateful if you could supply whatever information may be available in relation to all orders or directions made or given in Jersey under the Protection of Trading Interests Act 1980 (extended to Jersey in 1983) to date. 


According to our files, no orders or directions have been made or given in Jersey since the Protection of Trading Interests Act 1980 was extended to Jersey in 1983.

Other information on our files in relation to the Protection of Trading Interests Act is qualified exempt under Article 41 (1)(a) and (3)(a) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 and is, therefore, withheld.


41 International relations

(1)    Information is qualified exempt information if its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice relations between Jersey and
(a)     the United Kingdom;
(b)     a State other than Jersey;
(c)     an international organization; or
(d)     an international court.

(3) Information is also qualified exempt information if it is confidential information obtained from
(a) a State other than Jersey;
(b) an international organization; or
(c) an international court.

Justification for exemption

It is recognised that there is a public interest in providing transparency about Jersey’s engagement with overseas governments and disclosure would increase the public’s understanding of Jersey’s relationship with foreign states.  

However, the effective conduct of international relations is based upon maintaining the trust and confidence of foreign states and disclosure of the information would be likely to prejudice these international relations.  

Having considered the public interest, we conclude that the public interest in disclosing this information is outweighed by the public interest considerations in withholding the information.

This response has been issued on behalf of the States Greffe. The States Greffe is responsible for the information held by (and on behalf of) both itself and the States Assembly.  Neither the States Assembly nor the States Greffe form part of the Government of Jersey and the Government was not involved either in the examination and retrieval of any information required for this response, nor in the drafting of the response itself.
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