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Exclusion of the Public and Press
To consider whether it is in the public interest to exclude the public and representatives of the press from the remainder of the meeting in accordance with Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, on the grounds that the matters to be dealt with involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12 of the Act.
RESOLVED that the public and representatives of the press be excluded from the remainder of the meeting in accordance with Section 100(a) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the following matters to be dealt with involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12 of the Act.
Applications(s) for Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Vehicle Driving Licence(s)
To consider a report by the Licensing Manager which contains exempt information on application(s) for a hackney carriage/private hire vehicle driving licence(s).
The Panel considered a report by the Licensing Manager which contained exempt information in respect of a private hire driving licence application. A copy of the report was circulated to Members with the agenda. A copy of the supporting statement referenced as Appendix H to the report was tabled at the meeting.
The Applicant was accompanied to the hearing by his wife to provide support and to assist with any language difficulties.
The Chairman of the Panel confirmed that the hearing would be conducted in accordance with the Council’s standard procedures for the hearing of driving licence applications as outlined at Appendix A to the report.
The Licensing Officer reported regarding the case as information received required that the application be determined by the Panel.
At the invitation of the Chairman, the Applicant addressed the Panel regarding the application and answered questions thereon.
Following the submission of the Applicant’s representation, the Applicant, their Representative, the Licensing Manager and the Licencing Officer withdrew from the meeting whilst the Panel considered its decision.
After the Panel’s deliberations, all parties were recalled to the meeting to hear the Chairman announce the decision.
RESOLVED that the Panel considers the Applicant to be a fit and proper person to hold a hackney carriage/private hire vehicle driving licence(s)