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Increase in delays of Freedom of Information responses from Jersey's government

Last year, 77 requests for information had not received a response within the 20 working days limit. Credit: States of Jersey

The number of Freedom of Information requests not being answered on time by Jersey's government is five times higher than when the law first came in, three years ago.

Last year, 77 requests for information had not received a response within the 20 working days limit - compared to just 13 in 2015.

The Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 came into force in January 2015, and any requests for extensions can be made under this law.

  • 2015
691
Number of Freedom of Information requests received by the States of Jersey in 2015.
13
Number of Freedom of Information requests where extensions were requested in 2015.
  • 2017
869
Number of Freedom of Information requests received by the States of Jersey in 2017.
77
Number of Freedom of Information requests where extensions were requested in 2017 (as of July 31).