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To appoint a Chairman for hearing
RESOLVED that Councillor M F L Durham be appointed Chairman for the meeting.
IN THE CHAIR: COUNCILLOR M F L DURHAM
The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and went through some general housekeeping arrangements for the meeting.
Apologies for Absence
There were none.
Disclosure of Interest
To disclose the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Other Registrable interests and Non-Registrable Interests relating to items of business on the agenda having regard to paragraph 9 and Appendix B of the Code of Conduct for Members.
(Members are reminded that they are also required to disclose any such interests as soon as they become aware should the need arise throughout the meeting).
Councillor M F L Durham declared that he was a personal licence holder.
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 of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 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 Paragraph 1 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 outlined the procedure that would be followed at the meeting and then asked all those present to introduce themselves. It was noted that the applicant had advised he would not be present and the Senior Specialist Legal read out a short statement submitted by the applicant.
The Lead Licensing Officer outlined the application for the review of a Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Vehicle Dual Driver’s Licence, highlighting points of consideration for the Committee.
Those Officers present then provided the Committee with further information and clarification in response 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 before reaching its decision. All parties would be notified of the decision within five working days.
Post Committee Decision
The Sub-Committee considered carefully all the information contained within the report and its appendices, along with additional information provided at the meeting.
RESOLVED that the Maldon District Council Driver’s Licence be revoked in accordance with Section 61(1)(b) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous) Provisions Act 1976 and that this revocation shall have immediate effect, in accordance with Section 61(2B) of the Local Government Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1976.