Criminal Offences Confiscation Fund grants (FOI)
Criminal Offences Confiscation Fund grants (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 11 July 2016.
From whom and for what purposes have applications been received for grants from the Criminal Offences Confiscation Fund during 2016?
Which were agreed and which were declined and what were the dates of those decisions?
Are the reasons for those declined available?
Which of the agreed grants have yet to be paid from the current balance of £3 million?
One formal application has been received in 2016 on behalf of the Department for the Environment, for environmental protection for combatting fly tipping and associated anti-social behaviour.
The formal application is currently pending a decision. In accordance with the States Assembly approved Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) 2016 to 2019, Prison Improvements Works will be given first priority for available funding from the Criminal Offences Confiscation Fund (COCF). Therefore, whilst a request for funding may be given in principle, approval by the Attorney General as an appropriate use of the funds in accordance with the law, the application and allocation of funding may not be formally approved until such time as there is sufficient funding available in addition to that required for the prison.
See page 113 of the Medium Term Financial Plan 2016 to 2019 for information on the Prison Improvements project:
Download Medium Term Financial Plan 2016 to 2019 on States Assembly website (size 1.5mb)
There are no pending payments for 2016 as no formal approvals have been granted. The balance after taking into consideration all approved requests that are pending payment is £2.75 million. The approved requests that are pending relate to CCTV, Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and Jersey Asset Recovery Task Force for the States of Jersey Police, as well as blood spot testing for the Health and Social Services Department.
In addition, £2 million of the balance has been identified as a contingency for Court and Case Costs in the event that funding in departments is not sufficient in any one year until such time that a Court and Case Costs Smoothing Reserve can be built up from underspends. This brings the actual available balance down to £0.75 million.