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Exclusion of the 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 the Press and Public be excluded for the remaining items of business on the Agenda under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds of the likely disclosure of exempt information, as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act, as the public interest in withholding the information outweighs such interest in disclosing the information.
School Transport Appeal - Case One
To seek a decision on whether school transport assistance should be provided for the appellant named in the report outside of usual policy.
Note: This appeal was deferred by the Committee at its meeting held on 5 October 2023.
Exempt Report as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.
Exempt information – Category 1 (information relating to any individual), Category 2 – (information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual) and Category 3 (information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)).
Michelle Cutler – Clerk, Democratic Services
Carly Williams – Admissions Services Team Leader
The mother of the appellant was present.
The Committee considered an appeal against the refusal to provide home to school transport assistance in the form of a school bus pass from home to school as detailed in the 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. This matter had been deferred from 5th October 2013 for the parent to provide additional information.
In considering the appeal, the Committee had regard to all the supporting information provided by the Local Authority and the appellant, including the verbal submissions made by the Local Authority and the appellant at the meeting.
RESOLVED that having taken careful note of all the evidence presented by all parties, the appeal, in respect of the appellant named in the report, be refused.
The Committee found that the home to school transport policy had been applied correctly and agreed that there were no exceptional circumstances to depart from the home to school transport policy on this occasion.