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No. Item

PART 1 - PUBLIC

LA 18/40

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 12 KB

Minutes:

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

LA 18/41

Minutes pdf icon PDF 53 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of Licensing and Appeals Committee held on 13 March 2018

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the meeting of the Licensing and Appeals Committee held on 13 March 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

LA 18/42

Minutes of Panel pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To receive the Minutes of the following meetings of the Licensing and Appeals Committee sitting as a Panel held on the following dates:

 

6 April 2018

27 April 2018

 

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the meetings of the Licensing and Appeals Committee sitting as a Panel held on 6 April and 27 April 2018 be received and noted.  

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

LA 18/43

Consultation Feedback into Discontinuing the Private Hire Probationary Licences pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Further to Minute LA 18/20, the report of the Director of Central Services and Monitoring Officer provided feedback from the consultation on the discontinuance of the Probationary Private Hire Licence programme.  The report provided information on the current legislative framework, the number of applications for Probationary Badges, the ability of Mentors to train and oversee candidates together with a summary of the responses to the consultation undertaken between 16 March and 27 April 2018.   It was noted that current legislation stated that licenses should, as a general rule, be granted for three years and that there should not be a general policy that certain types of drivers should be granted licences for shorter periods of, say, 6 or 12 months.  The legal implications of having such a policy were considered in the private part of the meeting (Minute LA 18/45 refers). 

 

RESOLVED:  That the Probationary Private Hire Driver’s Licence be discontinued and a further iteration of the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy be developed and reported to a future meeting of the Licensing and Appeals Committee.

 

  

LA 18/44

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 18/45

Consultation Feedback into Discontinuing the Private Hire Probationary Licences

Minutes:

(Reason: LGA 1972 Sch 12A Paragraph 5 – Legal Advice)

 

The Committee received legal advice on the implications of continuing with the current Probationary Private Hire Driver Licence programme.

 

RESOLVED:  That the advice of the Director of Central Services and Monitoring Officer be noted.