Agenda and minutes

Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee
Thursday, 16th March, 2017 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Ema Dearsley  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

95.

Minutes

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 26 January 2017 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting which took place on 26th January were confirmed and signed.

96.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence received.

97.

Declarations of Interest

To receive from members declarations of interest in relation to any items included on the agenda for this meeting, in accordance with the Waverley Code of Local Government Conduct.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received.

98.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider the following recommendation on the motion of the Chairman:-

 

Recommendation

 

That pursuant to Procedure Rule 20 and in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during the items, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I of the Act) of the description specified in paragraph 1 of the revised Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act in respect of the following item:

 

Information relating to any individual (paragraph 1)

 

Minutes:

At 10.48am it was

 

RESOLVED that, pursuant to Procedure Rule 20 and in accordance with Section

100B(5) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from

the meeting during consideration of the following items on the grounds that it is

likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the

proceedings, that if members of the public were present during the items, there

would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by section 100I of

the Act) of the description specified in paragraph 1 of the revised Part 1 of Schedule

12A to the act, namely:-

 

1. Information relating to any individual

99.

APPLICATION FOR A HACKNEY CARRIAGE/PRIVATE HIRE DRIVER'S LICENCE

To consider the attached (Exempt) report.

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding an application for a hackney carriage/private hire driver.

 

The applicant attended the meeting and was accompanied by a translator and a  friend. The applicant confirmed that they had read and understood the report.

 

Through the translator, the applicant explained the reason behind why they were wanting to work in the Borough. They also explained the history to previous employment with another authority and what had happened since then.

 

Following questions by the Sub-Committee and responses from the applicant the Sub- Committee withdrew at 11.55am.

 

Following the Sub-Committee’s deliberation the meeting resumed at 12.57am. The Council’s solicitor had been asked to advise the Sub-Committee during their deliberation on the wording of their decision.

 

RESOLVED that, on the balance of probabilities the Sub-Committee did not consider

the applicant to be a fit and proper person to hold a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire driver’s licence for the reasons set out in the [Exempt] Annexe.