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Misuse of drugs and alcohol by Government of Jersey staff (FOI)

Misuse of drugs and alcohol by Government of Jersey staff (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 02 October 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Please advise if there is misuse of drugs or alcohol within the staffing of the Government of Jersey. 


The reason for this question is that I regularly see [redacted] carrying large quantities of alcohol.


This question applies to all departments within the States of Jersey.


Is this a conflict of interest and do civil servants declare their conflicts when dealing with clients and others?


A and C

Any information would be held within individual employee personnel files. It is estimated that to undertake the work required to identify individuals and confirm relevant details would be in excess of the 12.5 hour timescale as prescribed in the Freedom of Information (Costs)(Jersey) Regulations 2014. Therefore Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied. 

The Law Officers Department is not a Scheduled Public Authority and as such is not required to respond under Freedom of Information legislation. 

Furthermore, this part of the request is a statement and not asking for information held.


Please see the link below for information relating to declaration of conflicts of Interest. 

People Services policy toolkit (

Article applied 

Article 16 - A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive

(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.

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