Agenda and minutes

General Licensing Sub-Committee
Monday, 30th April, 2012 10.00 am

Venue: Executive Meeting Room 2, Town Hall, Macclesfield SK10 1EA

Contact: Julie Zientek  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

51.

Appointment of Chairman

To appoint a Chairman for the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That Councillor P Whiteley be appointed as a Chairman for the meeting.

52.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

None.

53.

Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any personal and/or prejudicial interests and for Members to declare if they have pre-determined any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

54.

Exclusion of the Public and Press

To consider passing a resolution under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the public and press from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2, pursuant to part 1 of Schedule 12 (A) of the Act.

Minutes:

RESOLVED - That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items pursuant to Section 100(A) 4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that they involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.

 

55.

11-12/19 Application for a Joint Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver Licence

To consider whether the applicant is a ‘fit and proper person’ to be granted a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver Licence

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding an application for a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence.

 

The Sub-Committee was informed that the application fell within the Council’s policy for determination by the Sub-Committee. Accordingly the hearing had been convened to enable the Sub-Committee to determine whether the application for a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence should be granted.

 

The applicant attended the hearing and made representations in respect of the application.

 

After a full hearing of the application, and in accordance with the rules of procedure, the Chairman of the Sub-Committee reported that, after taking account of all the evidence, including the oral representations of the applicant, the following course of action had been agreed.

 

RESOLVED – That the applicant is a fit and proper person to hold a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence. However, the licence is granted for an initial probationary period of twelve months, to allow the applicant to demonstrate that he continued to be a fit and proper person to hold a hackney carriage/private hire drivers licence. At the conclusion of this twelve month period the applicant will be required to supply a reference to the Licensing Section from his employer in relation to his work as a licensed driver and to sign a declaration in relation to convictions or pending prosecutions. Should this reference be satisfactory and he has received no further convictions, he will be permitted to continue with the remaining two years of the licence, without the need to reapply or to appear before the General Licensing Sub-Committee.

 

 

56.

11-12/20 Consideration of Fitness to Hold a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver Licence

To consider whether the holder of a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver Licence remains ‘a fit and proper person’ to hold a licence and to determine the future of their Joint Hackney/Private Hire Driver Licence.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That following a written request for an adjournment, on behalf of the applicant, that the hearing of the application be adjourned until the next available meeting.