Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

2.

Items of Urgent Business

To determine any other items of business which the Chair decides should be considered as a matter of urgency pursuant to Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Please indicate if there are any interests which should be declared.  A declaration of an interest should indicate the nature of the interest (if not already declared on the Register of Interests) and the agenda item to which it relates.  If a disclosable pecuniary interest is declared, the member should withdraw from the room whilst the matter is discussed.

 

These declarations apply to all Members present, whether the Member is part of the meeting or simply observing the meeting from the public seating area.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

4.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider passing the following resolution:

 

“That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act.”

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That under Section 100(a)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined by paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act.

5.

Review of Combined Drivers Licence and Application for a new Private Hire Vehicle Licence

Minutes:

The Chair adjourned the Hearing so that the Panel could inspect the Licence Holders vehicle which was subject to the application for a new Private Hire Vehicle Licence.

 

All parties attended the vehicle inspection.

 

On reconvening the Hearing the Chair welcomed everyone to the Hearing and stated that the purpose of the Hearing was to consider a review of a Combined Drivers Licence and an Application for a new Private Hire Vehicle Licence.  He introduced the Panel Members, Officers and Legal Advisor.

 

The Licence Holder introduced himself.

6.

Procedure for Determining Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Licence applications and Disciplinary Hearings

Minutes:

The Legal Advisor outlined the procedure which would be followed at the Hearing.

7.

Report of the Licensing Officer

Minutes:

At the request of the Chair, the Licensing Manager presented her report and responded to questions from all parties.

8.

Licence Holders Case

Minutes:

At the request of the Chair, the Licence Holder presented his case and responded to questions from all parties.

9.

Summing Up - Licensing Officer

Minutes:

The Licensing Officer summed up her case.  She requested that the Panel consider the report and dispose of the matter by using one of the methods as set out in the report.

10.

Summing Up - Licence Holder

Minutes:

The Licence Holder summed up his case.

11.

Outstanding Matters

Minutes:

The Legal Advisor outlined the outstanding matters.

12.

Decision

Minutes:

The Panel retired to make their decision in private, accompanied by the Legal Advisor and Democratic Services Officer.

 

All parties then returned to the room and the Legal Advisor provided detail of the advice she had provided to the Panel.

 

The decision was read out.

13.

Decision Notice