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Freedom of Information and Subject Access Request numbers (FOI)

Freedom of Information and Subject Access Request numbers (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 03 January 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


For period April 2021 to date please advise:


How many FOI requests have been received?


How many were complied with within the 20 working days?


How many Subject Access Requests have been received?


How many were complied with in timescale?



Between 1 April 2021 and 30 November 2022 1,813 requests were received.


Between 1 April 2021 and 30 November 2022 1,360 responses were responded to within 20 working days. Please note that responses issued in April 2021, in some instances, will relate to requests received prior to that date.


Centralised reporting relating to Subject Access Requests (SARs) reporting commenced in January 2022 and covers the following departments:

  • Customer and Local Services
  • Chief Operating Office
  • Children, Education, Young People, Education and Skills
  • Department for the Economy
  • External Relations
  • Health and Community Services
  • Infrastructure, Housing and Environment
  • Justice and Home Affairs
  • Law Officers’
  • Office of the Chief Executive
  • Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance
  • Treasury and Exchequer 

This reporting comprises SARs received both departmentally and centrally.  In the period 1 January 2022 to 30 September 2022 there were 404 Subject Access Requests received by the departments detailed above. Reporting takes place quarterly, and as such data is currently only available for the period 1 January 2022 to 30 September 2022.  

To provide data related to departments who are not in the list would require manual manipulation of data and creation of new data sets as it is not held in recorded form. A Scheduled Public Authority is not required to manipulate and create new data sets. Therefore, Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies. 


Of the 404 Subject Access Requests (SARs) received in the period 01 January 2022 to 30 September 2022, 365 are reported as being responded to within the timescale required.  

Article applied 

Article 3 - Meaning of “information held by a public authority”

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –

(a)     it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or

(b)     it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.

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