Requisitioned Public Service Vehicles during the occupation (FOI)
Requisitioned Public Service Vehicles during the occupation (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 13 December 2018.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
From Treasury Records 06 January 1941 to 24 January 1946.
I am researching the sale of vehicles that were commandeered by the German Forces during the Occupation for the period above. In particular Public service vehicles eg taxis, coaches and buses.
I know that some vehicles were bought back by previous owners and that others were purchased by other operators. I also know that some vehicles were never returned because they were shipped overseas eg the Pioneer Coach fleet, the J.B.S. Fleet and some of General Services Fleet (Primrose Tours). I understand that this document remains closed until 2022 but receiving this information will be most useful in my research, and therefore request that I have your permission to view this information early. I look forward to your reply in this matter.
The documents are held at Jersey Archives under their Reference D/AU/V2/26.
It is only the PSV information that I am looking for. For example, vehicles commandeered by the Germans and their subsequent disposal.
were then vehicles returned to their rightful owners after the occupation
where did they go if not returned to their rightful owners, and
which of the commandeered vehicles left the Island
A review of the referenced file revealed that all but one item referred to private cars, motorcycles and a commercial vehicle.
Attached is the one reference to two Public Service Vehicles. Article 25 (Personal Information) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied where necessary.
Letter dated 26 March 1941 re requisitioned vehicle
Article 25 Personal information
(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018.
(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –
(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018; and
(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.