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Meeting of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee held on 08/01/2007
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE LICENSING (GENERAL PURPOSES)
SUB-COMMITTEE – 9TH NOVEMBER 2006




Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee 9
09.11.06
WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE LICENSING (GENERAL PURPOSES)
SUB-COMMITTEE – 9TH NOVEMBER 2006

SUBMITTED TO THE LICENSING AND REGULATORY COMMITTEE
8TH JANUARY 2007
(To be read in conjunction with the Agenda for the Meeting)
Mr L C Bate (Chairman)*Mrs J R Keen
*Mr J M Savage (Vice-Chairman)*Mr W M Marshall
Mr P Betlem*Dr M-G Lane
*Mr M J Blower*Mr J R Sandy

* Present

24. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE (Agenda Item 1)

Apologies for absence were received from Mr L C Bate and Mr P Betlem.

25. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS (Agenda Item 2)

There were no declarations of interest.
PART I – RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COMMITTEE

There are no matters falling within this category.
PARTS II AND III – MATTERS OF REPORT

Background Papers The background papers relating to the following items in Parts II and III are as specified in the Agenda for the meeting of the Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee.

PART II – Matters reported in detail for the information of the Committee

There are no matters falling within this category.

PART III – Brief summaries of other matters dealt with

26. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC (Agenda Item 5)

27. APPLICATION FOR PRIVATE HIRE DRIVER’S LICENCE ((Exempt) Appendix B)

At its last meeting, the Sub-Committee deferred the consideration of an application for a Private Hire Driver’s Licence because further legal advice was required. Members received further information from the Assistant Solicitor to the Council, about ‘relevant’ and ‘prospective’ disabilities and the relevance of these to holding a Private Hire Driver’s Licence.

The applicant had completed a medical examination report (D4), required by the DVLA when applying for a Passenger Carrying Vehicle Licence (group two), and this was circulated at the meeting together with information from the DVLA outlining the exceptional circumstance under which the DVLA would consider granting licences to drive vehicles over 3.5 tonnes or with more than 8 passenger seats. The Sub-Committee also heard from the applicant about the medical condition, the subject of consideration, and the way in which the applicant coped with the medication involved.

In determining whether the applicant was a fit and proper person to hold a Private Hire Driver’s Licence, the Sub-Committee took particular note of the applicant’s medical condition and the potential effect this could have when driving a Private Hire Vehicle. Members carefully considered the report, the information provided by officers, particularly that of the Council’s Medical Advisor, the regulations and DVLA guidance, as well as the new information submitted by the applicant. Taking all of this information into account and having regard to its duty to decide whether an applicant is to be regarded as a ‘fit and proper’ person to be granted a Licence under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 pertaining to Private Hire driver licensing, the Sub-Committee:

The meeting commenced at 2.05pm and concluded at 3.21 pm




Chairman




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