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For clarity, I use a “confidentiality agreement” in the sense that it is used, for example, by the Equal Opportunity Committee of the House of Commons. That is, an agreement that contains a confidentiality clause – for example, as in the case of Angus Sinclair. I am not using the somewhat strange definition published last week by the Commission. I would like to know how many confidentiality agreements the House of Commons has concluded since 2009 with former members of the House of Commons and the Spokesperson`s Office. 3. If the agreement contained confidentiality clauses 4. The question of whether the NDA/Agreements prevented former employees from publicly expressing their concerns.5 Details of internal measures taken against the offender (moral harassment, sexual harassment, etc.) 1. Three compromise agreements have been reached. Thank you for your request for information, copied below. You asked how many confidentiality agreements have been concluded since 2009 with former employees of the House of Commons and in particular with the spokespersons` office.

They also asked to know the gross amounts paid – the payment instead of the termination, the payments to account for the shortfall or salaries in retirement – and to break down the information by year or the size closest to the cell. Having considered this specific request and without prejudice to Parliament`s general practice of answering questions for which disclosure of this data could lead to a violation of the principles of data protection legislation, we have decided that it is in the public interest to provide this figure. The number is zero. A “qualified” exemption can only be invoked if the facts permit it and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure (the “public interest test”). Qualified exceptions are more numerous than the absolute exceptions under the BlFoA and include whether the information should be published in the future, and it is reasonable to wait for publication whether the storage of the information would guarantee national security, whether disclosure would undermine prosecution and whether the information is legally privileged. This may be in contrast to the recent case of Jackley v Information Commissioner (August 4, 2016). The Tribunal found that the disclosure of the requested information would undermine the commercial interests of the Ministry of Labour and the contractor concerned, since the standard auction used “sealed bids”. It is therefore unfair for the contractor to make public the terms of its offer, since it is not a common professional practice and the information can be easily used by the contractor`s competitors. Confidentiality agreements can be used for a variety of purposes: trade. B, employment and sensitive data. Since different divisions and, in fact, different business units use these agreements for various purposes, including contracts with suppliers, they are therefore registered in a wide range of formats/sites in the Jersey government.

Authorities should ensure that their agreements with contractors always contain a confidentiality agreement allowing mandatory disclosure (often referred to as “mandatory disclosure”).