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Breaches of the Jersey States Code of Conduct (FOI)

Breaches of the Jersey States Code of Conduct (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey on behalf of the States Greffe and published on 05 February 2024.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Please advise how many breaches of the Jersey States Code of Conduct have there been in the last fifteen years to date broken down by year.


How many of these specifically relate to behaviour?


The information requested is provided in the table below. 

Complaints about States Members are also published on the States Assembly webpage: 

Complaints about States Members or States Greffe employees (​

NOTE 1: There are 2 different Codes of Conduct –

(i) Code of Conduct for Elected Members; and

(ii) Code of Conduct and Practice for Minister and Assistant Ministers

NOTE 2: All breaches relate to behaviour.

YearNumber of investigations
March 2023 to 31 December 2023
[Appointment of Pan-Island Commissioner for Standards March 2023]


(5 to full investigation with 2 remaining open at time of report)

2022 (1 Sept – 28 Feb 2023)
1 Sept 2021 to 31 August 20221
1 Sept 2020 to 31 August 20214
1 Sept 2019 to 31 August 20202
1 Sept 2018 to 31 August 20191
1 Sept 2017 to 31 August 2018
[Appointment of new Commissioner of Standards 1 Sept 2017]

Information prior to September 2017 is already available within the following Freedom of Information response. Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied to this data. 

Complaints Against States Members (FOI)​

NOTE 3: prior to the appointment of the Commissioner for Standards in 2017, complaints were received by the Privileges and Procedures Committee. 

This response has been issued on behalf of the States Greffe. The States Greffe is responsible for the information held by (and on behalf of) both itself and the States Assembly.  Neither the States Assembly nor the States Greffe form part of the Government of Jersey and the Government was not involved either in the examination and retrieval of any information required for this response, nor in the drafting of the response itself.

Article applied 

Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.​

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