In this guidance, we’ll look at whether information is being held by a scheduled public authority (SPA) for the purposes of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law, 2011. There are effectively three main scenarios:
• When an SPA holds information solely on behalf of another person it doesn’t hold the information itself for the purposes of the Law.
• When an SPA holds information principally or partly on behalf of another person – but exercises control over the information – it will also hold the information itself.
• When information is held by another person on behalf of an SPA, the information is classed as being held by the SPA for the purposes of the Law.
You can read more detail about information being held by an SPA for the purposes of the Law in our guide.