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Items
No. Item

1.

To Elect a Chairman for this meeting only.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED that Councillor Milne be elected Chairman of the Regulatory Sub-Committee for this meeting only.

 

Councillor Milne took the Chair for the remainder of the meeting and round “the table” introductions were made.

 

2.

Apologies for Absence.

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Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

3.

Members Declarations of Interest.

Members may make any declarations of interest at this point but may also make them at any time during the course of the meeting.

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Minutes:

Councillor Jessie Milne declared that she had, on one occasion used a taxi driven by the driver in the first case.

 

Councillor David Cotton declared that were either of these cases to go to appeal, he would not be able to sit on the appeal as a Justice of the Peace.

4.

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The Following Item(s) will be dealt with in accordance with the Principles of Natural Justice adopted by the Council.

 

A Copy of which is attached to this agenda.

 

Note 1

This licensing authority will only allow licensing decisions to be taken by a minimum of three Councillors.  In the event of one member being unable to attend, their place will be substituted by another member.  In the event of this substitution taking place all parties will be informed of the change of membership at the beginning of the hearing.

 

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Minutes:

The Chairman and the Legal Representative outlined the procedure for the hearing to those present.

 

Councillor David Cotton was present through the meeting as a reserve member.

5.

Exclusion of Public and Press.

To resolve that under Section 100 (A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

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Minutes:

RESOLVED that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press 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 of the Local Government Act 1972 – Information relating to an individual.

6.

'Fit and proper’ status of a licensed Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver - 1st case

Minutes:

Members considered a case involving the ‘fit and proper’ status of a licensed Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver.

 

The Applicant was subsequently advised in writing that the Sub-Committee had

 

RESOLVED that having considered all of the representations and information before the Hearing and giving due weight to the evidence presented the Committee were unanimous in their decision that the Applicant received a strict warning, as outlined to the Applicant in his decision notice. It was their view that they should continue to hold a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Drivers’ Licence.

 

 

The Applicant has a right to appeal which must be made within 21 days of being notified of this decision, under the provisions of sections 52 and 59 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.

 

7.

'Fit and proper’ status of a licensed Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver - 2nd case

Minutes:

Members considered a case involving the ‘fit and proper’ status of a licensed Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver.

 

The Applicant was subsequently advised in writing that the Sub-Committee had

 

RESOLVED that having considered all of the representations and information before the Hearing and giving due weight to the evidence presented the Committee were unanimous in their decision that the Applicant received a strict warning, as outlined to the Applicant in his decision notice. It was their view that they should continue to hold a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Drivers’ Licence.

 

 

The Applicant has a right to appeal which must be made within 21 days of being notified of this decision, under the provisions of sections 52 and 59 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.