Agenda and minutes

Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee
Monday, 24th September, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Ema Dearsley  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

13.

Minutes

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 6 September 2018 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting which took place on 6 September 2018 were confirmed and signed.

14.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions

Minutes:

There no apologies for absence.

15.

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.

16.

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 10.05am, 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

17.

REVIEW OF HACKNEY CARRIAGE DRIVER'S LICENCE

To consider the attached exempt report.

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding a review of a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Licence.

 

The driver was in attendance at the meeting and confirmed that he had read and understood the papers that he had received. Members asked questions of the driver and what led to the matters referred to in the exempt report.

 

The Sub-Committee withdrew at 10.15am to consider whether or not the driver could be given a new private hire drivers licence. Following the Sub-Committee’s deliberation the meeting resumed at 10.45am. The Council’s solicitor had been asked to advise the Sub-Committee during their deliberations on the wording of their decision.

 

RESOLVED that the driver was a fit and proper person to hold a new private hire

drivers licence for the reasons outlined in the exempt minute.

18.

REVIEW OF HACKNEY CARRIAGE DRIVER'S LICENCE

To consider the attached exempt report.

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding a review of a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Licence.

 

The driver was in attendance at the meeting and advised that he had not received the papers. However, he later confirmed that he had received the email with the papers advising of the meeting, and the Committee Secretary showed the record of the recorded delivery payment for the hardcopy being sent to the driver. To ensure that the driver was prepared, the Committee adjourned for 15minutes.

 

On returning the driver read a statement to the Committee. A copy of the statement was circulated and the Committee adjourned again to consider some of the comments noted in the statement which required further legal advice.

 

Following the adjournment, and for the avoidance of doubt, the Committee advised that they would DEFER the meeting in order for all the information to be made available and to be considered.