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To receive any apologies for absence.
There were no apologies for absence received from Members.
Appointment of Substitute Members
To note appointment of Substitute Members.
There were no substitute Members appointed.
To receive any declarations of interest from Members in respect of business to be transacted on the agenda.
There were no declarations of interest made by Members.
To confirm the attached Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 13 December 2022.
The Minutes of the meeting held on 13 December 2022 were approved as a correct record for signing by the Chairman.
The recommendation is attached.
MATTERS WHICH THE MANAGEMENT TEAM SUGGESTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IN PRIVATE AS THE REPORT CONTAINS EXEMPT INFORMATION AS DEFINED WITHIN PART 1 OF SCHEDULE 12A OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 AS INDICATED AND IN RESPECT OF WHICH THE PROPER OFFICER CONSIDERS THAT THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN MAINTAINING THE EXEMPTION OUTWEIGHS THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN DISCLOSING THE INFORMATION
Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 - Review of a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Drivers' Licence
To consider the attached report of the Licensing Enforcement Officer.
The Committee considered the report of the Licensing Enforcement Officer on a review of a Joint Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers’ Licence concerning the conduct of a driver licensed in the Dover district. The case was referred to the Regulatory Committee to determine whether the driver remained a fit and proper person to hold a licence in the Dover district.
In accordance with the approved procedure the Committee heard from the driver and their representative regarding the complaint. They reiterated their submission as set out in the agenda papers and additionally provided further information that had not been set out in the papers. The Committee noted the cooperation of the driver and the driver’s representative, and the actions implemented following the incident.
The Committee withdrew from the meeting, along with the legal advisors to consider its decision and upon resuming it was
RESOLVED: That, having considered the complaint and the representations of the driver and their representative, the Regulatory Committee were satisfied that the driver remained a fit and proper person to hold a Joint Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers’ Licence within the Dover district.