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Resolution to exclude the public and the press
The Monitoring Officer has determined that categories 1 & 2 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules applies to the following items. His view on the public interest test (having taken account of the provisions of Rule 14.18 of the Council's Access to Information Rules) was that to make this information public would disclose information relating to:
(i) information relating to any individual
(ii) information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.
These factors in his view outweigh the public interest in disclosing this information. Members are asked to consider these factors when determining the public interest test, which they must decide when considering excluding the public from this part of the meeting.
RESOLVED that in accordance with Section 100(a)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public and press were excluded from the meeting on the grounds that there would be disclosure to them of exempt information under Paragraphs 12 and 18 of Schedule 12a Part 7 of the above Act in respect of the following item[s].
Application for a joint hackney carriage and private hire driver's licence
To receive introductions from the Chair and an explanation of the Sub-Committee’s procedures from the Clerk to the Sub-Committee [Principal Solicitor].
The Chair introduced the Sub-Committee and its Clerk.
The Clerk to the Sub-Committee on behalf of the Solicitor to the Council explained the procedures to be followed by the Sub-Committee.
Application for a licence
To consider an application for a Joint Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers’ Licence
Applicant – JD/01/2020
Potential employer attended via mobile link.
The Licensing Officer presented the licensing authority’s position as outlined in the report [copy filed with the signed minutes].
The potential employer spoke in support of the applicant. The Sub-Committee noted their comments and the information provided by the applicant.
All parties confirmed that they had been able to make their representations.
The potential employer and licensing officer left the meeting. The Sub-Committee considered, in private, the application and the evidence they had heard, with the support of the Clerk. In reaching the decision members took into account the relevant written and verbal representations.
The Clerk to the Sub-Committee advised that he would confirm the decision with the licensing officer, so that he could advise the applicant and in writing to the applicant.
The Chair thanked all for attending.