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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].
Review of 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.
Review of a licence - JD/03/2020
To consider a review of a Joint Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers’ Licence - JD/03/2020.
Licence holder – JD/03/2020
The Licensing Officer presented the licensing authority’s position as outlined in the report [copy filed with the signed minutes]. The Sub-Committee confirmed that they had read the two references.
JD/03/2020 presented his case, apologised for his actions and responded to questions from the Sub-Committee. The Sub-Committee noted that the Magistrates Court had considered his case and had allowed him to keep his driving licence. JD/03/2020 confirmed that he did not have customers in his taxi when the offences took place.
All parties confirmed that they had been able to make their representations. The Clerk advised he would contact JD/03/2020 with the Sub-Committee’s decision. JD/03/2020 and the Licensing Officer left the meeting.
The Sub-Committee considered, in private, the review, with the support of the Clerk.
The Licensing Officer returned to the meeting to hear the decision. In reaching the decision members took into account the relevant written and verbal representations.
The Chair thanked all for attending.