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To appoint a Chairman for hearing
RESOLVED that Councillor Mrs M E Thompson be appointed Chairman for the meeting.
IN THE CHAIR: COUNCILLOR MRS M E THOMPSON
The Chairman welcomed everyone to this remote meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee, held under new regulations which had come into effect in response to the COVID-19 situation. The Chairman then went through some general housekeeping arrangements for the meeting.
A roll call of those Members present was taken.
Apologies for Absence
There were none.
Disclosure of Interest
To disclose the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, other Pecuniary Interest or Non-Pecuniary Interests relating to items of business on the agenda having regard to paragraphs 6 – 8 of the Code of Conduct for Members.
(Members are reminded that they are also required to disclose any such interest as soon as they become aware should the need arise through the meeting.)
There were none.
Exclusion of the Public and Press
To resolve that under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act, and that this satisfies the public interest test.
RESOLVED that under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the 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 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act, and that this satisfies the public interest test.
Application for the Review of a Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Vehicle Dual Driver's Licence
To consider the report of the Director of Service Delivery, (copy enclosed).
The Chairman sought confirmation that all present were in possession of and had read the report of the Director of Service Delivery along with Appendices A – D. Introductions were made at this point. It was noted that Appendix E, as detailed in the report had not been circulated, and this was then made available to Members and read out at the meeting.
The Chairman then outlined the procedure that would be followed at the meeting and advised that despite invitation the Applicant was not in attendance.
In response to a question the Lead Legal Specialist and Monitoring Officer provided further clarification in respect of the licence for review.
The Licensing Officer outlined the application for review of a Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Vehicle Dual Driver’s licence.
A lengthy discussion ensued and the Lead Legal Specialist and Monitoring Officer and Licensing Officer provided the Sub-Committee with additional information in respect to questions raised.
On confirmation that there were no further questions, the Chairman thanked everyone present for their contributions and advised that the meeting would now close. The Committee would then consider the evidence and representations made before reaching its decision. All parties would be notified of the decision within five working days of this hearing.
Post Committee Decision
The Sub-Committee considered carefully all the information in the report from the Licensing Officer along with his oral clarifications.
RESOVLED that the Licence be revoked and would expire 21 days from the delivery of the decision letter sent to the applicant in respect of this application.