Agenda and minutes

Lewes District Council Licensing Sub-Committee
Monday, 8th April, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Ditchling & Telscombe Rooms - Southover House, Lewes. View directions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of chair of the sub-committee for this meeting

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That Councillor Linington be elected Chair of the Sub-Committee for the duration of the meeting.

2.

Apologies for absence/declaration of substitute members

Minutes:

An apology for absence had been received from Councillor Jackie Harrison-Hicks. Councillor Rowell declared he was the reserve councillor who was acting as substitute for Councillor Harrison-Hicks for the duration of the meeting.

3.

Declarations of interest

Disclosure by councillors of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the councillor regards the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

There were none.

4.

Exclusion of the public and press

To consider, under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), excluding the public and press from the meeting during the discussion of Item 4 on this agenda, as there are likely to be a disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2 and 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act. It is considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That, under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), the public and press be excluded from the hearing as there was likely to be disclosures of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2 and 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act. The public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

5.

Determination of Private Hire Driver’s Licence

·         Information relating to any individual;

·         Information which is likely to reveal the identify of an individual;

·         Information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of a crime.

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered the Officer’s report and representations made by the Licensee.

 

Resolved:

 

That the Private Hire Driver Licence Holder be considered of ‘fit & proper’ status, subject to a written warning which would stay on the driver’s licence for a period of 6 months.