Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee
Monday, 12th November, 2018 10.15 am

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Ema Dearsley  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

29.

Minutes

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 10 October 2018 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting which took place on 10 October 2018 were confirmed and signed.

30.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

31.

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.

32.

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 10.05 it was RESOLVED 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)

 

 

33.

APPLICATION FOR A NEW PRIVATE HIRE DRIVER'S LICENCE

To consider the attached exempt report.

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding an application for a new

Private Hire Licence (the application form within the agenda papers was incorrect referring also to hackney carriage).

 

The driver was in attendance at the meeting and confirmed that he had read and understood the papers that he had received. He attended the Sub-Committee with his wife and was aided by an interpreter but, during the meeting it became clear that he could listen to and respond to questions mostly by himself. 

 

Members asked questions of the driver and what led to the matters referred to in the exempt report. The driver also gave a statement and advised why he was in the postion he was in the past and what had changed since then.  

 

The Sub-Committee withdrew at 10.46am 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 11.30am. The Council’s solicitor had been asked to advise the Sub-Committee during their deliberations on the wording of their decision. The driver did not stay for the conclusion but advised that he would receive it in the post/email that day.

 

RESOLVED that the driver was not a fit and proper person to hold a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire license and revoked it for the reasons as noted in the exempt annexe.