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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 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.
Application(s) for Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Vehicle Driving Licence(s)
To consider a report by the Licensing Officer which contains exempt information on application(s) for hackney carriage/private hire vehicle driving licences.
The panel considered a report by the Licensing Officer 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 in advance of the meeting.
The Chairman introduced all parties at the hearing and outlined the procedure that would be followed in considering the application.
The Licensing Officer presented the circumstances of the case, as supported by the documentary evidence.
The Applicant was invited to comment or ask questions regarding the case presented by the Licensing Officer.
The Applicant was then invited to address the Panel regarding his application and answered questions put to him thereon.
Following the submission and summation of the Applicant’s representation, the members of the panel left the meeting to consider the application in private.
Following their deliberations, the panel members returned to the hearing whereupon the Chairman read out the decision of the panel.
RESOLVED that the Licensing Panel considered the Applicant to be a fit and proper person to hold a private hire vehicle driving licence.