Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014
In these Regulations –
“Law” means the Freedom of Information
(Jersey) Law 2011;
“specified amount” means –
respect of a request to a scheduled public authority specified in any of
paragraphs 1 to 7 of Schedule 1 to the Law, £500; or
respect of a request to a parish on or after 1st September 2015,
the cost of supplying information
(1) For the purposes of
Article 16(1) of the Law, if the estimated cost of supplying information
would exceed the specified amount, as determined in accordance with this
Regulation and, if applicable Regulation 3, a scheduled public authority
may refuse to supply that information.
(2) In making such a
determination, the scheduled public authority shall take into account only the
costs attributable to the time which it reasonably expects to be spent by a
person undertaking any of the activities described in paragraph (3) on the
scheduled public authority’s behalf.
(3) Those activities
whether the scheduled public authority holds the information;
the information, or a document which may contain the information;
the information, or a document which may contain the information; and
the information from a document containing it.
(4) The costs referred to
in paragraph (2) are to be estimated at a rate of £40 per person per
the cost of complying with a request – aggregation of related
(1) In the circumstances
specified in paragraph (2), where 2 or more requests for information are
made to a scheduled public authority by –
persons who appear to the scheduled public authority to be acting in concert or
in pursuance of a campaign,
the estimated cost of complying with any of the requests as
determined in accordance with Regulation 2 is to be taken to be the
estimated total cost of complying with all of them.
(2) Those circumstances are
(a) the 2
or more requests referred to in paragraph (1) relate, to any extent, to
the same or similar information; and
requests are received by the scheduled public authority within any period of
60 consecutive working days or such longer period as is reasonable in all
the circumstances of the case.
(3) In this Regulation
“working day” means a day other than –
Saturday, a Sunday, Christmas Day, or Good Friday; or
(b) a day
that is a bank holiday or a public holiday under the Public Holidays and Bank
Holidays (Jersey) Law 1951.
of information where estimated costs exceed the specified amount
(1) If a scheduled public
authority estimates that the cost of supplying information will exceed the
specified amount as determined in accordance with Regulation 2 and, if
applicable, Regulation 3, the scheduled public authority may, in
accordance with Article 16(2) of the Law, supply the information requested
on payment to it of a fee determined in the manner set out in this Regulation.
(2) That fee shall be of
such amount as the scheduled public authority may determine is appropriate in
all the circumstances of the case, such amount not exceeding the total
costs which the scheduled public authority may take into account in accordance
with Regulation 2 (disregarding any costs it may take into account solely
by virtue of Regulation 3), in relation to that request; and
costs the scheduled public authority reasonably expects to incur
(i) informing the
person making the request whether it holds the information, and
the information to the person making the request.
(3) Costs which may be
taken into account by a public authority for the purposes of paragraph (2)(b)
include, but are not limited to, the costs of –
any document containing the information; and
and other forms of transmitting the information.
(4) For the purposes of
paragraph (2)(b), to the extent that such costs are attributable to a
person undertaking activities on the scheduled authority’s behalf, those
costs are to be estimated at a rate of £40 per person per hour.
These Regulations may be cited as the Freedom of Information (Costs)
(Jersey) Regulations 2014.