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Exclusion of Press and Public
That by virtue of the next items of business being exempt information under paragraph 1 of part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 that press and public be now excluded from the meeting.
Reconvening of Sub-committee - Licence Hearing of Taxi 6 June 2022
The Sub-committee reconvened for deliberation on 14 June 2022 with regard to an application for a private hire driver’s licence which had been considered initially on 6 June 2022.
It had been resolved on 6 June 2022 that a decision on the application by the Sub-committee would be reached following receipt of information from another authority and any related representations.
The applicant had given permission for the Council to contact the other authority to establish whether there were any areas of concern, before reaching a final decision on the application.
The Sub-committee took into account all of the submissions, both written and verbal, the references received since the earlier hearing, the provisions of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, the Council’s Statement of Policy and Guidelines on Relevant Convictions (“the Policy”), the Council’s Policy for the Licensing of: Hackney Carriage Drivers and Vehicles Private Hire Operators, Drivers and Vehicles, the application form and the enhanced DBS certificate.
The Sub-committee determined that, on balance and taking all matters into consideration, the driver’s application under section 51 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 should be refused as they were not satisfied that the applicant was a fit and proper person to hold to hold a private hire driver’s licence.