Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Driver Panel
Tuesday, 10th January, 2023 9.30 am

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies For Absence

Minutes:

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 213 KB

The Minutes of the meeting held on 6th December 2022 are attached for approval.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 6th December 2022 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 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.

7.

DP-2023-01

The purpose of this report is to ask Members to review a Dual Driver’s licence, which, due to convictions against the applicant calls into question their fitness and propriety to be a suitable person to hold such a 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 two months. 

 

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

 

 

8.

DP-2023-02

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.   

 

NOTE: the Driver did not attend the meeting to address the Panel.

 

9.

DP-2023-03

The purpose of this report is to inform Members of an application for a new dual driver licence where a conviction recorded against the applicant calls in to question the applicant’s fitness and propriety to be a suitable person to hold such a 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 application for a new dual driver licence be REFUSED. 

 

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

 

 

10.

DP-2023-04

The purpose of this report is to ask Members to review a dual driver licence where complaints recorded against the applicant calls in to question their fitness and propriety to be a suitable person to hold such a licence. As such, the applicant 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 REVOKED with immediate effect.

 

NOTE: the Driver did not attend the meeting to address the Panel.

 

11.

DP-2023-05

The purpose of this report is to inform Members of an application for a new dual driver licence where a conviction recorded against the applicant calls in to question the applicant’s fitness and propriety to be a suitable person to hold such a 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 application for a new dual driver licence be GRANTED for a period of one year.

 

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

 

12.

Appeals Update 10.01.2023

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.