Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Driver Panel
Tuesday, 8th February, 2022 9.30 am

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

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 210 KB

The Minutes of the meeting of the Licensing Driver Panel held on11th January 2022 are attached for approval.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Licensing Driver Panel held on 11th January 2022 be approved as a correct record.

 

6.

Order of Proceeding LICENSING Driver Panel pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Order of Proceedings be noted.

7.

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.

8.

Review for a Dual Driver Licence (DP/2022/01)

The purpose of this report is to ask Members to review a Dual Driver’s licence; which, due to a conviction against the applicant calls in to question their fitness and propriety to be a suitable person to hold such licence. As such the application has been referred to this Panel for determination.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that, based on the information provided to the Panel, having considered the Driver’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 current dual hackney carriage/private hire driver’s licence be restored with immediate effect.

 

NOTE: the Driver and his representative attended the meeting and addressed the Panel.

9.

Review for a Dual Driver Licence (DP/2022/02)

The purpose of this report is to ask Members to review a Dual Driver’s licence; which, due to information received relating to the holder, calls in to question their fitness and propriety to be a suitable person to hold such licence. As such the licence has been referred to this Panel for review.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that, based on the information provided to the Panel, having considered the Driver’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 60 days.

 

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

 

10.

Review for a Dual Driver Licence (DP/2022/03)

The purpose of this report is to ask Members to review whether, as a result of convictions
obtained, the holder of an existing dual hackney carriage/private hire driver licence remains a
fit and proper person to hold that licence.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that, based on the information provided to the Panel, having considered the Driver’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 with immediate effect.

 

NOTE: the Driver did not attended the meeting and the Panel resolved to proceed in his absence.

11.

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 and those made under delegated powers be noted.