Cost of Chief Minister's visit to Rwanda July 2023 (FOI)
Cost of Chief Minister's visit to Rwanda July 2023 (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 22 August 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Please advise how much money was spent on the Chief Minister’s visit to the Women Deliver Conference in Rwanda in July 2023?
Details of Ministerial travel costs and expenses for 2023 are due to be published on the Government of Jersey website in September 2023. Article 36 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.
Article 36 - Information intended for future publication
(1) Information is qualified exempt information if, at the time when the request for the information is made, the information is being held by a public authority with a view to its
being published within 12 weeks of the date of the request.
(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground
must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant –
(a) of the date when the information will be published;
(b) of the manner in which it will be published; and
(c) by whom it will be published.
(3) In this Article, “published” means published –
(a) by a public authority; or
(b) by any other person.
Public Interest Test
Article 36 is a qualified exemption, which means that a public interest test must be undertaken to examine the circumstances of the case and decide whether, on balance, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.
Public interest considerations favouring disclosure:
- Disclosure of the information would support transparency and promote accountability to the general public.
Public interest considerations favouring withholding the information:
- It is intended to publish the requested information within 12 weeks of the receipt of this request on www.gov.je. In it is reasonable for government to publish reports in an orderly manner, following completion of appropriate internal processes, and publishing in advance, and in such close proximity to the expected publication date, would potentially undermine the orderly publication and conduct of government work (when the public benefit of earlier publication under the Law would derive limited benefit).