Agenda and minutes

General Licensing Sub-Committee
Thursday, 19th April, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Suite 2/3 - Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, CW11 1HZ. View directions

Contact: Julie Zientek  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

72.

Appointment of Chairman

To appoint a Chairman for the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor S Davies be appointed Chairman.

73.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor D Bebbington.

74.

Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made.

75.

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 as amended 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.

 

 

76.

17-18/35 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 Carriage/Private Hire Driver Licence

Minutes:

The Licensing Officer reported that the Solicitor acting on behalf of the Licence Holder had requested that consideration of their case be deferred until the meeting on 21 June 2018.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That consideration of the case be deferred to the meeting of the General Licensing Sub-Committee on 21 June 2018.

 

77.

17-18/32 Consideration of Fitness to hold a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver Licence and Consideration of a Hackney Carriage Vehicle 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 Carriage/Private Hire Driver Licence and the future of their Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding the holder of a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence and Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence.

 

The Sub-Committee was informed that the matter 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 licence holder remained a fit and proper person to hold a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver Licence and holder of a Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence.

 

The licence holder attended the hearing and made representations in respect of the case.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the hearing be adjourned to allow for further information to be submitted to the Sub Committee.

78.

17-18/33 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 Carriage/Private Hire Driver Licence

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding the holder of a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence.

 

The Sub-Committee was informed that the matter 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 licence holder remained a fit and proper person to hold a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver Licence.

 

The licence holder attended the hearing and made representations in respect of the case.

 

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

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the licence holder is at this time a fit and proper person to hold a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence.

 

79.

17-18/34 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 Carriage/Private Hire Driver Licence

Minutes:

The Licensing Officer reported that the Licence Holder had been in correspondence to say that they would be unable to attend today’s meeting.  As the Licence Holder had not requested to defer the hearing, the Licensing Officer sought the Sub Committee’s view on whether to defer or hear the case in their absence.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That consideration of the case be deferred to the next meeting of the General Licensing Sub-Committee.