Correspondence with Bharti (FOI)
Correspondence with Bharti (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 28 July 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
A publication by the JCRA of a Merger Application Form, dated 3 November 2022, included a statement from the owner of Airtel-Vodafone that there had been a "strategic decision by Bharti [Airtel-Vodafone's 100% owner] to withdraw from its Channel Islands operations" (see paragraph 3 of attached file).
In the last 12 months, was there any communication with the Chief Minister or Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture or Assistant Ministers from Airtel-Vodafone's owner in relation to its decision?
Merger Application Form (NON-CONFIDENTIAL).pdf
Searches were undertaken on the email accounts of Deputy Kristina Moore, Deputy Kirsten Morel and Deputy Alex Curtis using the key word ‘‘Bharti’. Following these searches, it was confirmed that the Government of Jersey has no record of any correspondence that fits the criteria of the request.
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