Licensing (Miscellaneous) Sub-Committee – 7 March 2013

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


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 10 January 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 Rachael Elizabeth Wallace-Rutter.

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.1073  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).1074   MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the meeting held on 10 January 2013, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chairman.1075  (35) LOCAL GOVERNMENT (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT 1976 – TOWN POLICE CLAUSES ACT 1847 – APPLICATION TO GRANT A HACKNEY CARRIAGE AND PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLE DRIVERS LICENCE – MRS RACHAEL ELIZABETH WALLACE-RUTTER – The Director of Places submitted a report advising members of an application for the grant 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 refuse a licence.

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

  • To grant the licence as applied for with no additional conditions or restrictions other than those normally applied to such licences
  • To grant the licence subject to additional conditions or restrictions
  • To refuse to grant the licence.

Should the sub-committee refuse the application or impose additional terms, conditions or restrictions then the applicant may appeal to 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.

Mrs Wallace-Rutter attended the meeting, made submissions and gave an account of the events that had lead to her appearance before this sub-committee, and answered questions relating to the recorded incident.

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

Resolved  – That the License be granted, as applied for.