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Construction firm Andium Homes has said that it plans to comply with the Freedom of Information Act from the start of 2015.
Under current plans, voters will be able to make a Freedom of Information request from all government departments but not States-owned bodies like Andium Homes.
If a Freedom of Information Law meant you could ask the States anything about its spending, this is what you would want to know:
Extending Jersey's Freedom of Information Law to all States-owned bodies rather than just departments would effect the below companies.
- Andium Homes
- States of Jersey development Company
- Jersey Post
- Jersey Telecom
- Jersey Electricity Company
- Jersey Water
- all other companies wholly-owned by the States
- all other companies in which the States hold a controlling interest as majority shareholder
Deputy Carolyn Labey is calling for the forthcoming Freedom of Information law to be extended to all states-owned bodies rather than just departments.
There are calls for Jersey's Freedom of Information law to be extended to all States-owned bodies rather than just departments.
The change would mean companies like Andium Homes could be forced to give up details of how it's run.
The law should come into force from the start of next year.
Freedom of information requests were introduced in the UK in 2000. They allow members of the public to request information on anything that uses public funds.