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Change of scrap metal recycling contract (FOI)

Change of scrap metal recycling contract (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 25 July 2016.


Would you please advise me as to the total final cost to the Island for the change of company for the recycling of scrap metal by Picot and Rouille Limited to the current joint company Hunt Brothers and EMR?

I would like the figures to include the cost from advertising, interviewing, change of premises twice, any subsidies paid to the new company, together with any other hidden or otherwise costs incurred. Were any alleged inducements paid to any Civil Servants?

I would also like to know the amounts of any income which has been received from the new company from rental, income tax payment and anything else which may have generated an income to the benefit of the Island.


See the table below showing costs associated with tendering the waste metals contract and the subsequent change in scrap metal company. 

​Item descriptionExpenditure
​Consultancy support: includes pre-tender, interviews etc.​£59,225 
​Contract monitoring£​7,650 
​Incidental expenses inc travel, venue hire etc. ​£6,413 
​Changes of premises: includes electrical, plumbing, move costs, labour etc. ​£157,766 
​Portacabin hire​£8,940
​Site improvement works: eg drains, interceptor£​66,000 
​Other costs  ​£6,396 
​Subsidies nil
​Total expenditure​£316,295 


​Item description​Income
​Income including payments from metal and site rental​£86,822


The Scheduled Public Authority is not aware of any inducements paid to any civil servants.

In respect of income tax payments:

Article 29 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 - other prohibitions or restrictions states that:

Information is absolutely exempt information if the disclosure of the information by the scheduled public authority holding it:

(a) is prohibited by or under an enactment;

(b) is incompatible with a European Union or an international obligation that applies to Jersey; or

(c) would constitute or be punishable as a contempt of court.

Members of the Income Tax Office are prohibited from disclosing information by virtue of Schedule 1 to the Income Tax (Jersey) Law 1961 whereby the Comptroller, Deputy and Officers of that department take an Oath of Office before the Royal Court which provides, amongst other things, that:

"you will not disclose any information which may come to your knowledge in the performance of your duties, except to such persons only as shall act in execution of the said laws and where it shall be necessary to disclose the same to them for the purposes of the said laws, or in so far as you may be required to disclose the same for the purposes or in the course of a prosecution for an offence against the said laws."

Therefore, the information requested is absolutely exempt information under Article 29 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011, because the disclosure of the information by the Scheduled Public Authority holding it is prohibited by or under an enactment.

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