Licensing (Miscellaneous) Sub-Committee – 16 February 2012
PRESENT: – Councillor Clark in the Chair.
Councillors P Vickers (Vice-Chairman), Bainbridge, Ellerby and Wells
The sub-committee met at Pittwood House, Scunthorpe.
971 DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS, OBJECTORS OR THIRD PARTIES (LOBBYING) – There were no declarations of personal or personal and prejudicial interests.
972 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the meeting held on 11 and 24 November 2011, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chair
973 (19) LOCAL GOVERNMENT (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT 1976 – TOWN POLICE CLAUSES ACT 1847 – APPLICATION TO REVIEW A HACKNEY CARRIAGE AND PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLE DRIVERS LICENCE – MR S Ahmed – The Director of Neighbourhood and Environmental Services 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 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 he 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.
Mr Ahmed did not attend the meeting, and had not confirmed whether or not he would be attending. After brief discussions with members of the sub-committee the Chair agreed that Mr Ahmed be given one more opportunity to attend.
Resolved – That the meeting be deferred for consideration of the application for review at a later date.