Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Driver Panel
Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 9.30 am

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

Contact: Kaidy McCann 

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 134 KB

The Minutes of the Licensing Driver Panel held on 10th December 2019 are attached for approval.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Licensing Driver Panel held on 10th December 2019 be approved as a correct record.

 

6.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

That, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they contain exempt information under paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, and it would not, on balance, be in the public interest to disclose the reports.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they contain exempt information under paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, and it would not, on balance, be in the public interest to disclose the reports.

7.

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 Section 61 - Review of a Dual Drivers Licence (DP/2020/03)

The purpose of this report is to ask Members to review a dual driver’s licence, where convictions recorded against the licence holder, 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 current dual hackney carriage/private hire driver’s licence be suspended for a period of two months.

 

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/2020/02)

The purpose of this report is to ask Members to review a dual driver’s licence, where convictions recorded against the licence holder, 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 current 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/2020/04)

The purpose of this report is to inform Members of an application to renew a dual hackney carriage / private hire driver’s licence, where a conviction recorded against the licence holder, who has been invited to today’s hearing, who has also failed to declare the conviction in line with licence conditions, 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 Application to Renew a Dual Drivers Licence (DP/2020/01)

The purpose of this report is to inform Members of an application to renew a dual hackney carriage / private hire driver’s licence, where a conviction recorded against the licence holder, who has been invited to today’s hearing, who has also failed to declare the conviction in line with licence conditions, 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, no further action be taken and the application to renew a dual hackney carriage/private hire driver’s licence be granted.

 

NOTE: the Applicant and his representative 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.