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Election of Chairman
Councillor Blanchard-Cooper was elected Chairman for the meeting.
Declarations of Interest
Members and Officers are reminded to make any declarations of pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests that they may have in relation to items on this agenda and are reminded that they should re-declare their interest before consideration of the item or as soon as the interest becomes apparent.
Members and officers should make their declaration by stating :
a) the item they have the interest in
b) whether it is a pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial
c) the nature of the interest
There were no declarations of interest made.
The Subcommittee is asked to consider passing the following resolution:-
That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and accredited representatives of newspapers be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds it may involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act by virrtue of the paragraph specified against the item.
That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and accredited representatives of newspapers be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it may involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act by virtue of the paragraph specified against the item.
Application for a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver Licence (Exempt - Paragraph 1 - Information Relating to Individuals)
To consider the attached report.
The Subcommittee received a report from the Licensing Officer which set out the detail of case whereby an applicant for a hackney carriage/private hire driver licence had a previous relevant conviction.
The applicant was in attendance and explained the background to the offence and he confirmed that, since then, he had had no further endorsements attached to his DVLA licence.
Following questions from Members, all parties left the room to enable the Subcommittee to consider its decision.
Having taken account of the time lapse since the offence had taken place, the one off nature of the offence, and the clean record of the applicant since that offence, the Subcommittee was of the view that he satisfied the test of a fit and proper person and therefore
That the licence be granted, subject to the knowledge test and medical and driving assessment being completed to the satisfaction of officers.
(All parties were then recalled and advised of the decision.)