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Election of Chair
To elect a Chair 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.
An apology for absence was received from Cllr David Brown and Councillor David Kelsey, as a reserve member, assumed the role as a Licensing Sub-Committee member, in his absence.
Declarations of Interests
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Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.
There were no declarations of interest.
Exclusion of Press and Public
In relation to the item of business appearing at agenda item 6 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.
A protocol for public speaking at formal ‘in person’ meetings of the Licensing Sub Committee is included with the agenda sheet for this meeting.
The Protocol for Public Speaking at Meetings was noted.
Consideration of the suitability of an individual to become a Hackney Carriage and/or Private Hire Driver
The Licensing Office has received an application from a driver to become a Hackney Carriage and/or Private Hire Driver.
Members are asked to consider if the applicant should be permitted to continue this application or if the application should be rejected due to the applicant not being considered to be a ‘fit and proper’ person.
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 Chair made introductions and explained the procedure to be followed in considering this item, which was agreed by all participating parties.
From BCP Council:
Wesley Freeman – Licensing Officer
Mary Almeida – Legal Advisor to the Sub-Committee
Michelle Cutler – Clerk to the Sub-Committee
The Applicant was in attendance.
The Licensing Officer presented a report, a copy of which had been circulated to each Member and a copy of which appears as Appendix 'A' to these Minutes in the Minute Book.
The Licensing Sub-Committee was asked to decide whether the applicant was a ‘fit and proper’ person to hold a Hackney Carriage and/or Private Hire Driver’s licence.
The Sub-Committee asked various questions of all parties present and was grateful for the responses received.
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.
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