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The general structure of the Law follows that of the UK's [[Freedom of Information Act 2000]], providing for a general right to request and receive information from a defined set of "scheduled public authorities", a time limit for replying to requests, and a defined set of exemptions to the right to information.  Many of the details (for instance, the charging regime, if any) remain to be defined by regulations.
 
The general structure of the Law follows that of the UK's [[Freedom of Information Act 2000]], providing for a general right to request and receive information from a defined set of "scheduled public authorities", a time limit for replying to requests, and a defined set of exemptions to the right to information.  Many of the details (for instance, the charging regime, if any) remain to be defined by regulations.
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The Law came into force on 1st January 2015 by virtue of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 (Appointed Day) Act 2014[http://www.jerseylaw.je/law/display.aspx?url=LawsInForce\htm\ROFiles\R%26OYear2014%2fR%26O-202-2014.htm]
  
 
==Schedule 1==
 
==Schedule 1==
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* 2 A [[Minister (Jersey)|Minister]].
 
* 2 A [[Minister (Jersey)|Minister]].
 
* 3 A [[committee or other body (Jersey)|committee or other body]] established by resolution of the States or by or in accordance with standing orders of the States Assembly.
 
* 3 A [[committee or other body (Jersey)|committee or other body]] established by resolution of the States or by or in accordance with standing orders of the States Assembly.
* 4 An [[administration of the States]].
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* 4 <strike>An [[administration of the States]]</strike> ''(removed by Freedom of Information (Schedule 1 to Law) (Amendment) (Jersey) Regulations 2014)''
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* 4 A department established on behalf of the States ''(added by Freedom of Information (Schedule 1 to Law) (Amendment) (Jersey) Regulations 2014)''
 
* 5 The Judicial Greffe[http://www.gov.je/Government/NonexecLegal/JudicialGreffe/Pages/index.aspx].
 
* 5 The Judicial Greffe[http://www.gov.je/Government/NonexecLegal/JudicialGreffe/Pages/index.aspx].
 
* 6 The Viscount’s department[http://www.gov.je/Government/NonexecLegal/Viscount/Pages/index.aspx].
 
* 6 The Viscount’s department[http://www.gov.je/Government/NonexecLegal/Viscount/Pages/index.aspx].
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* 7 The States of Jersey Police Force ''(added by Freedom of Information (Schedule 1 to Law) (Amendment) (Jersey) Regulations 2014)''
  
 
[[Category:Laws of Jersey]]
 
[[Category:Laws of Jersey]]

Revision as of 13:09, 31 May 2015

The Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 is Jersey's primary Freedom of Information legislation.

It is available on the Jersey Legal Information Board Web site.

The general structure of the Law follows that of the UK's Freedom of Information Act 2000, providing for a general right to request and receive information from a defined set of "scheduled public authorities", a time limit for replying to requests, and a defined set of exemptions to the right to information. Many of the details (for instance, the charging regime, if any) remain to be defined by regulations.

The Law came into force on 1st January 2015 by virtue of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 (Appointed Day) Act 2014[1]

Schedule 1

Schedule 1 to the Law lists the scheduled public authorities for the purposes of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law. Strictly, these are only covered by the Law if they are also public authorities as defined in Section 1. Schedule 1 contains:

  • 1 The States Assembly including the States Greffe.
  • 2 A Minister.
  • 3 A committee or other body established by resolution of the States or by or in accordance with standing orders of the States Assembly.
  • 4 An administration of the States (removed by Freedom of Information (Schedule 1 to Law) (Amendment) (Jersey) Regulations 2014)
  • 4 A department established on behalf of the States (added by Freedom of Information (Schedule 1 to Law) (Amendment) (Jersey) Regulations 2014)
  • 5 The Judicial Greffe[2].
  • 6 The Viscount’s department[3].
  • 7 The States of Jersey Police Force (added by Freedom of Information (Schedule 1 to Law) (Amendment) (Jersey) Regulations 2014)