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Election of Chairman
To elect a Chairman of this meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee.
RESOLVED that Councillor Judes Butt be elected Chairman of the Sub-Committee for the duration of the meeting.
To receive any apologies for absence from Members.
Following the publication of the agenda, Councillor Norman Decent submitted apologies for this meeting and Councillor George Farquhar, as first reserve, assumed the role as a Licensing Sub-Committee member.
There were no other apologies for absence.
Declarations of Interests
Councillors are requested to declare any interests on items included in this agenda. Please refer to the workflow on the preceding page for guidance.
Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.
There were no declarations of interest.
Exclusion of Press and Public
In relation to the items of business appearing below, the Committee is asked to consider the following resolution: -
‘That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public 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 Paragraphs 1 and 2 in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act and that the public interest in withholding the information outweighs such interest in disclosing the information.’
RESOLVED that under Section 100 (A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public 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 Paragraphs 1 and 2 in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act and that the public interest in withholding the information outweighs such interest in disclosing the information.
Review of a Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Driver's Licence
The Licensing Sub-Committee is required to determine whether the driver remains a ‘fit and proper’ person to continue to hold a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence.
This item was restricted by virtue of paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.
Exempt information – Categories 1 (information relating to any individual) and 2 (information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual).
The Chairman explained the protocol detailing the procedures of the meeting as attached to the Agenda and asked that it be agreed. All participating parties agreed the procedure.
From BCP Council:
Nananka Randall – Licensing Manager
Johanne McNamara – Legal Advisor to the Sub-Committee
Michelle Cutler – Democratic Services Officer and Clerk to the Sub-Committee
The Driver and his interpreter were also in attendance.
The Licensing Manager presented a report, a copy of which had been circulated to each Member and a copy of which appears as Appendix 'B' to these Minutes in the Minute Book.
Councillors were asked to decide whether the applicant was a ‘fit and proper’ person to hold a Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Driver’s licence.
The Sub-Committee asked various questions of all parties present and was grateful for the responses received.
With the consent of all parties present, the Driver submitted 2 personal references to the Sub-Committee in support of his case.
All parties were invited to sum up before the Sub-Committee retired to make its decision. Before concluding the Hearing, the Legal Advisor advised all parties of the right of appeal.
Voting - Unanimous