Appearances of States Member in the Petty Debts Court (FOI)
Appearances of States Member in the Petty Debts Court (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 02 February 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Please advise how many times [States Member Name and position redacted] has appeared as a defendant in the Petty Debts Court published on the gov.je website and list the plaintiffs? Please provide this information for the past five years - 2018 to 2022.
Any information held in response to this request is absolutely exempt from disclosure in response to a Freedom of Information request because it is personal information which is absolutely exempt under Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 and we therefore decline to provide anything in response to this request. The details of any appearances at the Petty Debts Court would be the personal data of the individual States Member. There was no requirement for these details to be disclosed under the Elections (Jersey) Law 2002 and we do not have the consent of the States Member for disclosure under the Freedom of Information Law.
Elections (Jersey) Law 2002 (jerseylaw.je)
We note that the table and results of Petty Debts Court hearings are published on www.gov.je and once they are removed from that page may be inspected in person at the Magistrate’s Court by arrangement with the Magistrate’s Court Greffe.
Court lists (gov.je)
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.
3) In determining for the purposes of this Article whether the lawfulness principle in Article 8(1)(a) of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 would be contravened by the disclosure of information, paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 2 to that Law (legitimate interests) is to be read as if sub-paragraph (b) (which disapplies the provision where the controller is a public authority) were omitted.