Licensing (Miscellaneous) Sub-Committee – 18 February 2016

Chair: Councillor K Vickers
Venue:  Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe
Time:  10 am

AGENDA

1.  Substitutions.

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 14 January 2016 as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign (copy enclosed).

4.   Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 – Town Police Clauses Act 1847 – Appeal against the issue of penalty points on a Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Vehicle Drivers Licence – Mr M Ali

5.  Any other items that the chairman decides are urgent by reason of special circumstances that must be specified.

MINUTES

PRESENT: –  Councillor K Vickers in the chair

Councillors P Vickers (Vice-Chairman), Clark, Grant and Perry.

The sub-committee met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

1308   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.

1309   MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the meeting held on 14 January 2016, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chairman.

1310   (34)    LOCAL GOVERNMENT (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT 1976 – TOWN POLICE CLAUSES ACT 1847 – APPEAL AGAINST THE ISSUE OF PENALTY POINTS ON A HACKNEY CARRIAGE/PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLE DRIVERS LICENCE – MR M ALI – The Directorof Places submitted a report advising members of an appeal against the imposition of penalty points on a Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Vehicle Drivers Licence to be determined by the sub-committee.

The report contained background information on the process for determining such appeals, the information to be taken into account and the circumstances in which the sub-committee could uphold or dismiss the appeal.

The options available to the sub-committee when considering the appeal were:

  • To uphold the appeal.
  • To dismiss the appeal.

The procedure for dealing with such appeals at meetings of the sub-committee had previously been circulated to members.

Mr Ali attended the meeting along with his representative Mr Fleming, who made submissions and gave an account of the events that had led to the imposition of penalty points and why, in this instance, the penalty points should be removed from the licence.

The sub-committee then adjourned for deliberation.  When it reconvened the sub-committee –

ResolvedThat the appeal against the endorsement of seven penalty points on Mr Ali’s Hackney Carriage and Private Hire drivers licence be dismissed.