Licensing (Miscellaneous) Sub-Committee – 19 April 2018
Chairman: Councillor K Vickers
Venue: Function Room 1, Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe
Time: 10 am
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 13 March 2018 as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign.
4. Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 – Town Police Clauses Act 1847 – Review of a Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Vehicle Drivers Licence – Mr Mohammad Waqar Khan.
5. 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, Clark and Oldfield.
The sub-committee met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.
1500 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS, PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS, OBJECTORS OR THIRD PARTIES (LOBBYING) – The following members declared a personal interest –
|Member||Nature of Interest|
|Councillor Armitage||Personal licence holder
|Councillor Oldfield||Personal licence holder|
No lobbying was declared.
1501 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the meeting held on 13 March 2018, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chairman.
1502 (35) LOCAL GOVERNMENT (MISCELLANEOUS) PROVISIONS ACT 1976 – TOWN POLICE CLAUSES ACT 1847 – REVIEW OF A HACKNEY CARRIAGE / PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLE DRIVERS LICENCE – Mr M W Khan – The Director: Operations submitted a report advising members of a review of 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 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 take no action.
- To warn the person regarding future conduct.
- To add additional conditions to the licence or add conditions of obtaining a licence.
- To suspend the licence.
- To revoke the licence.
Should the sub-committee revoke the licence or impose additional terms, conditions or restrictions then the licence holder 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 licence holder 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 Authority presented the reason for the application being considered by the sub-committee.
The licence holder attended the meeting, who made submissions and responded to questions.
Following the submissions of the Licensing Authority and the licence holder, the sub-committee then adjourned for deliberation.
Resolved – That after careful consideration of all the information presented before it at the hearing, the licence holder received a severe warning in relation to his speeding convictions. In addition, he was reminded that the sub-committee considered speeding to be a very serious offence and, should he receive any further speeding convictions, these would be dealt with very seriously.