Licensing (Miscellaneous) Sub-Committee – 2 May 2013
Time: 10 am
2. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Personal or Personal and Prejudicial Interests, and significant contact with Applicants, Objectors or Third Parties (Lobbying), if any.
3. To take the minutes of the meeting held on 7 March 2013 as a correct record and authorise the chair to sign.
4. Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 Town Police Clauses Act 1847 – Application for a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Vehicle Drivers Licence – Mrs Pamela Elizabeth Smith.
5. Any other items which the Chair decides are urgent by reason of special circumstances which must be specified.
PRESENT: Councillor K Vickers in the chair
Councillors P Vickers (Vice-Chairman), Armitage, Clark and Ellerby.
The sub-committee met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.
1084 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS, PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS, OBJECTORS OR THIRD PARTIES (LOBBYING) -There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests, personal or personal and prejudicial interests and significant contact with applicants, objectors or third parties (lobbying).
1085 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the meeting held on 7 March 2013, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chairman.
1086 (38) APPLICATION TO REVIEW A HACKNEY CARRIAGE AND PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLE DRIVERS LICENCE – MRS PAMELA ELIZABETH SMITH – The Director of Places submitted a report advising members of an application for review of a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Drivers Licence to be determined by the sub-committee.
The report contained background information on the process for determining such applications, the information to be taken into account and the circumstances in which the sub-committee could revoke a licence.
The options available to the sub-committee when considering the application were:
- To revoke the licence
- To suspend the licence for a set period of time
- To add additional conditions to the licence (Private Hire only) or add conditions of obtaining a licence.
- To warn the person regarding future conduct.
- To take no action.
Should the sub-committee refuse the application or impose additional terms, conditions or restrictions then the applicant may appeal to the Magistrates Court within 21 days from the date on which she was notified of the decision. Should the Magistrates uphold the decision of the council, the applicant had further recourse to the Crown Court.
The procedure for dealing with such applications at meetings of the sub-committee had previously been circulated to members.
The Licensing (Miscellaneous) Sub-Committee was advised that Mrs Smith’s legal representative had submitted a letter advising that he was not able to attend the meeting due to other commitments. After brief discussions with members of the sub-committee, it was suggested that Mrs Smith be given another opportunity to attend a future meeting.
Resolved – That the application be deferred for consideration at a special meeting of the sub-committee to be arranged on 13 May 2013.