Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

To Note the Appointment of Chair and Vice Chair for the Municipal Year 2022 / 2023

For the Committee to note the appointment of Councillor Churchill as Chair, and Councillor Salmon as Vice Chair, for the municipal year 2022 – 2023.

Minutes:

Members noted the appointment of Councillor Churchill as Chair and Councillor Salmon as Vice Chair for the forthcoming municipal year 2022/23.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members will be asked to make any declarations of interest in respect of items on this agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made by Members in accordance with the code of conduct.

3.

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To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 24 March 2022.

Minutes:

The Committee agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on 24 March 2022 are confirmed as a correct record.

4.

Chair's Urgent Business

To receive reports on business which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be brought forward for urgent consideration.

Minutes:

There were no items of Chair’s Urgent Business.

5.

Appeal Cases

The Committee will be provided with the results of the judgement on appeal cases that went to Court.

Minutes:

There had been no appeal cases since the last Committee meeting.

6.

Exempt Information

To consider passing a resolution under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972 to exclude the press and the public from the meeting for the following items of business, on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information, as defined in paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, as amended by the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Minutes:

The Committee agreed that under Section 1004A) of the Local Government Act, 1972 to exclude the press and the public from the meeting for the following items of business, on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information, as defined in paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, as amended by the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

7.

Confidential Minutes

To confirm the confidential minutes of the meeting held on 24 March 2022.

Minutes:

The Committee agreed that the confidential minutes of the meeting held on 23 March 2022 were confirmed as a correct record.

8.

Application for the Grant of a Private Hire Vehicle Driver Licence

The Director for Public Health will submit a report on the Application for a Private Hire Vehicle Driver Licence.

Minutes:

The Committee having:

 

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considered the report from the Director of Public Health;

 

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heard from the applicant and heard the responses to questions raised;

 

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taken the following into account:

 

 

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the law, policy and factual information contained in the report;

 

 

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all that was said by the applicant.

 

Agreed to grant the applicant a private hire driver’s licence subject to successfully completing the Plymouth Ambassador’s course prior to being given the licence.  The applicant must also successfully complete the VRQ driver qualification in transporting passengers by taxi or private hire or its equivalent within the first 12 months of being granted the licence. The Committee were satisfied that the applicant was a fit and proper. In so finding they acknowledged that they were acting outside their policy but they had heard clear, compelling reasons to do so.

9.

Application for the Grant of a Private Hire Vehicle Driver Licence

The Director for Public Health will submit a report on the Application for a Private Hire Vehicle Driver Licence.

Minutes:

The Committee having:

 

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considered the report from the Director of Public Health;

 

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heard from the applicant and heard the responses to questions raised;

 

·          

taken the following into account:

 

 

·          

the law, policy and factual information contained in the report;

 

 

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all that was said by the applicant;

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asked itself whether it would want a person they cared for or a vulnerable person to be driven in a vehicle driven by the applicant. The answer to that question was no.

 

Agreed to refuse to grant the licence as the applicant was not considered to be a fit and properperson to hold a licence.