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Meeting of the Council held on 21/02/2006
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE LICENSING AND REGULATORY COMMITTEE –
14TH FEBRUARY 2006



Licensing and Regulatory Committee 15
14.02.06

WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE LICENSING AND REGULATORY COMMITTEE –
14TH FEBRUARY 2006

SUBMITTED TO THE COUNCIL MEETING – 21ST FEBRUARY 2006

(To be read in conjunction with the Agenda for the Meeting)
*Mr L C Bate (Chairman)Mrs S R Jacobs
*Mr J M Savage (Vice-Chairman)Mrs J R Keen
*Mr M J Blower*Dr M-G Lane
*Mr M W Byham*Mrs A E Mansell
Mrs E Cable*Mr W M Marshall
*Mr V DuckettMr A Rayner
Mr R D Frost*Mr J R Sandy
Mr P B Isherwood
*Present

39. MINUTES (Agenda Item 1)

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 9th January 2006 were confirmed and signed.

40. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE (Agenda Item 2)

Apologies for absence were received from Mrs E Cable, Mr R D Frost, Mr P B Isherwood, Mrs S R Jacobs, Mrs J R Keen and Mr A Rayner. Mr P Betlem and Mr P Haveron attended as substitutes.

41. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS (Agenda Item 3)

There were no interests raised under this heading.
PART I – RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COUNCIL

There were no matters falling within this category.
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 and Regulatory Committee

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

There are no matters falling within this category.

PART III – Brief summaries of other matters dealt with




42. GAMBLING COMMISSION – CONSULTATION ON DRAFT GUIDANCE FOR IMPLEMENTING THE GAMBLING ACT 2005 (Appendix A)

42.1 The Committee considered the suggested representations to the Gambling Commission on its recently issued draft Guidance to Councils on how they should exercise their powers and duties under the Gambling Act 2005.

42.2 The Committee noted that there could be significant staffing resource implications and possible financial implications if the centrally prescribed fees do not cover the Council’s costs in administering the new Act and had asked the Executive to note this uncertainty for the 2006/2007 Revenue Estimates.

RESOLVED that, subject to minor amendments and comments, the proposed draft representations set out in the report be finalised and forwarded to the Gambling Commission.

43. HACKNEY CARRIAGE/PRIVATE HIRE FEES 2006/07 (Appendix B)

The scale of fees previously agreed by the Committee for hackney carriage/private hire vehicles had been advertised in accordance with the requirements of Section 70 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.

RESOLVED that the new scale of fees be confirmed as no representations had been received as a result of the advertisement.

44. LICENSING ACT 2003 – APPEALS UPDATE (Agenda Item 6)

RESOLVED that the situation regarding appeals be noted.

45. REPORT OF THE MEETING OF THE LICENSING ACT 2003 SUB-COMMITTEE ‘B’
(Appendix C)

RESOLVED that the report be noted.

46. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC (Agenda Item 8)

RESOLVED that, pursuant to Procedure Rule 20 and in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded during the meeting during consideration of the following item on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during the items, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I of the Act) of the description specified in paragraph 12 as follows:-

47. LEGAL ADVICE (Agenda Item 9)

The meeting commenced at 7.00 p.m. and concluded at 8.08 p.m.








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