Agenda and minutes

Licensing Driver Panel
Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019 9.30 am

Venue: Crompton Suite, Civic Centre, Oldham, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL. View directions

Contact: Sian Walter-Browne 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies For Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence received.

2.

Urgent Business

Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business received.

3.

Declarations of Interest

To Receive Declarations of Interest in any Contract or matter to be discussed at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received.

4.

Public Question Time

To receive Questions from the Public, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.

Minutes:

There were no public questions received.

5.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 130 KB

The Minutes of the Licensing Driver Panel held on 12th March 2019 are attached for approval.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 12th March 2019 be approved as a correct record.

 

6.

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 –Section 61 - Review of a Dual Drivers Licence (DP/2019/11)

The purpose of this report is to ask Members to review a dual driver’s licence, where convictions recorded against the applicant, who has been invited to today’s hearing, calls into question whether they remain a ‘fit and proper’ person to hold a licence.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that, having considered the Applicant’s request for a later hearing date as his representative was unavailable, consideration of this matter be deferred to the next meeting.

7.

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 –Section 61 - Review of a Dual Drivers Licence (DP/2019/08)

The purpose of this report is to ask Members to review a dual driver’s licence, where convictions recorded against the applicant, who has been invited to today’s hearing, calls into question whether they remain a ‘fit and proper’ person to hold a licence.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that, based on the information provided to the Panel, having considered the Applicant’s conduct and taking into account Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council’s ‘Statement of Fitness and Suitability (Private Hire & Hackney Carriage)’, approved by the Council in March 2018, the dual hackney carriage / private hire driver’s licence be suspended for 90 days.

 

NOTE: the Applicant attended the meeting and addressed the Panel.

8.

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 Section 61 - Review of a Dual Drivers Licence (DP/2019/09)

The purpose of this report is to ask Members to review a dual driver’s licence, where convictions recorded against the applicant, who has been invited to today’s hearing, calls into question whether they remain a ‘fit and proper’ person to hold a licence.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that, based on the information provided to the Panel, having considered the Applicant’s conduct and taking into account Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council’s ‘Statement of Fitness and Suitability (Private Hire & Hackney Carriage)’, approved by the Council in March 2018, the dual hackney carriage / private hire driver’s licence be revoked.

 

NOTE: the Applicant and his wife attended the meeting and addressed the Panel.

 

9.

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 Application to Renew a Dual Drivers Licence (DP/2019/10)

The purpose of this report is to inform Members of an application to renew a dual driver’s licence, where an offence recorded against the applicant, who has been invited to today’s hearing, calls into question whether they remain a ‘fit and proper’ person to hold a licence.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that, based on the information provided to the Panel, having considered the Applicant’s conduct and taking into account Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council’s ‘Statement of Fitness and Suitability (Private Hire & Hackney Carriage)’, approved by the Council in March 2018, the application to renew a dual hackney carriage / private hire driver’s licence be refused.

 

NOTE: the Applicant attended the meeting and addressed the Panel.

 

10.

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 Section 61 - Review of a Dual Drivers Licence (DP/2019/06)

The purpose of this report is to ask Members to review a dual hackney carriage / private hire driver’s licence, where convictions recorded against the applicant, who has been invited to today’s hearing, calls into question whether they remain a ‘fit and proper’ person to hold a licence.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that, based on the information provided to the Panel, having considered the Applicant’s conduct and taking into account Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council’s ‘Statement of Fitness and Suitability (Private Hire & Hackney Carriage)’, approved by the Council in March 2018, the dual hackney carriage / private hire driver’s licence be revoked.

 

NOTE: the Applicant attended the meeting and addressed the Panel.

 

11.

Licensing Drivers Panel Appeals Update

The purpose of this report is to provide Members with an update on any appeals against the decisions of the Council’s Licensing Drivers Panel.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the up to date information on the appeals against the decisions of the Council’s Licensing Driver Panel be noted.