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PART 1 - PUBLIC

LA 17/27

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 12 KB

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

LA 17/28

Minutes pdf icon PDF 58 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of Licensing and Appeals Committee held on 14 March 2017

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting of the Licensing and Appeals Committee held on 14 March 2017 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

LA 17/29

Minutes of Panel pdf icon PDF 34 KB

To receive the Minutes of the meetings of the Licensing and Appeals Committee sitting as a Panel held since the last meeting of the Committee on 14 March 2017

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the meetings of the Licensing and Appeals Committee sitting as a Panel held on 16 March and 26 April 2017 be received and noted.  

Decisions taken under Delegated Powers in accordance with Paragraph 3, Part 3 of the Constitution

LA 17/30

Objection to Hackney Carriage Fares set on 14 March 2017 pdf icon PDF 57 KB

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Minutes:

The report of the Director of Central Services and Monitoring Officer set out details of objections received to the proposed increase of Hackney Carriage Fares agreed at the meeting of the Licensing and Appeals Committee held on 14 March 2017 (Minute LA 17/6 refers).  The Committee noted that the petition received from 84 Hackney Carriage Proprietors, set out at Annex 3 to the report, contained personal information which could only be considered in private. 

 

The report set out details of the increase in flag fare proposed by the objectors together with an assessment of the impact this would have on yardage and cost.  A number of Members expressed concern that the objectors had not understood the consequences of their proposal or the impact this may have on taxi users.  The Director of Central Services advised that consultation with drivers on the Council’s Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy was ongoing and would be reported to the next meeting of the Committee.

 

RESOLVED:  That the increase in maximum fares, as agreed on 14 March 2017, be approved with effect from 19 May 2017. 

Matters for consideration in Private

LA 17/31

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 28 KB

The Chairman to move that the press and public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting during consideration of any items the publication of which would disclose exempt information.

Minutes:

The Chairman moved, it was seconded and

 

RESOLVED:  That as public discussion would disclose exempt information, the following matters be considered in private.

PART 2 - PRIVATE

LA 17/32

Objection to Hackney Carriage Fares Set on 14 March 2017 - Annex 3

(Reason: LGA 1972 Sch 12A Paragraph 1 – Information relating to an individual)

Minutes:

(Reason: LGA 1972 Sch 12A Paragraph 1 – Information relating to an individual)

 

Annex 3 to the report of the Director of Central Services and Monitoring Officer contained details of the petition received in objection to the proposed increase in Hackney Carriage Fares (Minute LA 17/30 refers).

 

RESOLVED:  That Annex 3 to the report of the Director of Central Services and Monitoring Officer be received and noted.