Agenda and minutes

Hackney Carriage Committee
Tuesday 11th June 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6AE

Contact: Helen Johnson 

Items
No. Item

1.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN

To appoint the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Committee for the new municipal year 2019-20.

Minutes:

Councillor H.Bower was appointed as Chairman of the Committee and Councillor B.Fitzsimon was appointed as Vice-Chairman of the Committee for the municipal year 2019-20.

2.

SUBSTITUTION OF MEMBERS

To note any substitution of Members made in accordance with Council Procedure Rules 19-22.

Minutes:

Councillor H.Quenet substituting for Councillor J.Ranshaw.

3.

APOLOGY

To note any apologies.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor J.Ranshaw.

4.

MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 30 April 2019 (previously circulated).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 30 April 2019 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

5.

DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS

To note declarations of Members’ disclosable pecuniary interests, non-disclosable pecuniary interests and non-pecuniary interests in respect of the item on the Agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interests from Members.

6.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

The Committee is asked to resolve:

 

That under Section 100(A)(2) and (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be now excluded from the meeting for item 6 and 7 on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of confidential or exempt information as defined in Section 100A(3) and Paragraph 1 (personal information), 2 (individual identity) and 7 (prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the said Act (as amended).

 

In resolving to exclude the public in respect of the exempt information, it is considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Minutes:

That under Section 100(A)(2) and (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be now excluded from the meeting for Agenda items 6 and 7 (Minutes 7 and 8 refer) on the grounds that they involved the likely disclosure of confidential or exempt information as defined in Section 100 (A)(3) and Paragraphs 1 (personal information), 2 (individual identity) and 3 (private financial or business information) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the said Act (as amended).

 

In resolving to exclude the public in respect of the exempt information, it was considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

7.

REVIEW OF A HACKNEY CARRIAGE DRIVER LICENCE

Exempt report of the Hackney Carriage Regulatory Support Officer on the review of a Hackney Carraige Driver Licence.

Minutes:

The Regulatory Support Officer presented the exempt report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance) on the determination of a review of a Hackney Carriage Driver Licence.

 

The driver was in attendance for the hearing and was accompanied by Mr. B from Butt Solicitors.

 

Following consideration of the evidence presented, both written and oral, the Committee

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the driver receive a formal warning from the Committee.

 

(Note: A more detailed record of the Committee’s decision is contained in the

exempt Minute 7).

 

 

8.

REVIEW OF A HACKNEY CARRIAGE DRIVER LICENCE

Exempt report of the Hackney Carriage Regulatory Support Officer on the review of a Hackney Carriage Driver Licence.

Minutes:

The Regulatory Support Officer presented the exempt report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance) on the determination of a review of a Hackney Carriage Driver Licence.

 

The driver was not in attendance for the hearing and one witness was in attendance.

 

Following consideration of the evidence presented, both written and oral, the Committee

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the driver receive a formal warning from the Committee.

 

(Note: A more detailed record of the Committee’s decision is contained in the

exempt Minute 8).

 

9.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Minutes:

The Committee discussed several issues, including the time of future meetings.

 

(Note: A more detailed record of the Committee’s discussion is detailed in exempt minute 9)