Licensing (Miscellaneous) Sub-Committee – 19 January 2017
Chairman: Councillor K Vickers
Venue: Function Room 1, Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe
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. Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 – Town Police Clauses Act 1847 – Application for the grant of a Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Vehicle Drivers Licence – Mr Baldev Singh Bhullar
4. Any other items that the chairman decides are urgent by reason of special circumstances that must be specified.
PRESENT: – Councillor K Vickers in the chair
Councillors P Vickers (Vice-Chairman), Armitage, Oldfield and C Sherwood.
The sub-committee met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.
1378 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS, PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS, OBJECTORS OR THIRD PARTIES (LOBBYING) – The following member declared a personal interest –
|Member||Nature of Interest|
|Councillor Armitage||Personal licence holder|
|Councillor Oldfield||Personal licence holder|
|Councillor C Sherwood||Personal licence holder|
No lobbying was declared.
1379 (20) LOCAL GOVERNMENT (MISCELLANEOUS) PROVISIONS ACT 1976 – TOWN POLICE CLAUSES ACT 1847 – APPLICATION FOR A HACKNEY CARRIAGE / PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLE DRIVERS LICENCE – MR B S BHULLAR – The Director of Places submitted a report advising members of an application for the grant of a Hackney Carriage and 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 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 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 Bhullar attended the meeting and was represented by his legal representative, Mr A Pascoe. Mr Pascoe and Mr Bhullar made submissions and gave an account of the events that had led to his appearance before this sub-committee, and answered questions relating to the recorded incidents.
The sub-committee then adjourned for deliberation. When it reconvened the sub-committee –
Resolved – That after careful consideration of all the information presented before it, the sub-committee agreed that the licence be granted for a period of 12 months, and renewable annually thereafter. After three years, if there should be no concerns as to your fitness and propriety then you may apply to renew your licence on a 3 year basis. The sub-committee was satisfied that you are a fit and proper person to hold such a licence under section 51 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous) Provisions Act 197