Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Driver Panel
Tuesday, 5th July, 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:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Surjan (Chair)

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 217 KB

The Minutes of the meeting held on 14th June 2022 are attached for approval.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 05 July 2022 be approved as a correct record.

 

6.

Order of Proceeding pdf icon PDF 105 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 paragraph(s) 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 of a Dual Driver Licence (DP/2022/09)

The purpose of this report is to ask Members to review a Dual Driver’s licence, which, due to convictions 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, the current dual hackney carriage/private hire driver’s licence be suspended for a period of 3 months.

 

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

 

9.

Review of a Dual Driver Licence (DP/2022/10)

The purpose of this report is to ask Members to review a Dual Driver’s licence, which, due to a serious complaint made against the licence holder calls in to question their fitness and propriety to be a suitable person to hold such licence. As such the matter 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, the consideration of the current dual hackney carriage/private hire driver’s licence be deferred pending legal representation being sought by the applicant.

 

NOTE: the Driver and a Qualified Interpreter attended the meeting and addressed the Panel.

 

10.

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 updated information on the appeals against the decisions of the Council’s Licensing Driver Panel and those made under delegated powers be noted.