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  • Agenda and draft minutes

    Licensing Sub-Committee
    Thursday, 30 January 2020 2.00 pm

    Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames

    Contact: Gillian Scott  Email: g.scott@spelthorne.gov.uk

    Items
    No. Item

    17/20

    Disclosures of Interest

    To receive any disclosures of interest from members in accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct.

    Minutes:

    There were none.

    18/20

    Exclusion of Press and Public

    To move the exclusion of the Press/Public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 and by the Local Government (Access to information) (Variation) Order 2006 exempt information.

     

    [Paragraph 1 - Information relating to any individual and on the basis that publication would not be in the public interest because information and documentation is personal and subject to an obligation of confidentiality]

     

     

    Minutes:

    Resolved that under Section 100a(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it may involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraph of part 1 of schedule 12a of the Act indicated below.

     

    Paragraph 1 - Information relating to any individual and on the basis that publication would not be in the public interest because information and documentation is personal and subject to an obligation of confidentiality.

    19/20

    Exempt report to determine whether Mr Abdulhaq Niazi is a fit and proper person to hold a Hackney Carriage Driver Licence pdf icon PDF 57 KB

    The Report of the Deputy Chief Executive is attached. (Circulated to the members of the Sub-Committee only)

     

    A procedure note which explains what happens at a Licensing Sub-Committee hearing a Hackney Carriage matter, follows.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the councillors and officers present and welcomed Mr Niazi to the meeting and asked if he would be represented and/or calling any witnesses.

     

    Mr Niazi stated that he was representing himself and that his wife was in attendance to support him.

     

    The Principal Licensing Officer presented the report of the Deputy Chief Executive in summary and outlined the matter before the Sub-Committee.  The purpose of the hearing was to consider and determine whether Mr Niazi was a fit and proper person to hold a Hackney Carriage driver licence.

     

    The meeting proceeded in accordance with the procedure which accompanied the Agenda for the meeting.

     

    The Sub-Committee then resolved to adjourn to consider its decision.

     

    Upon reconvening the Chairman gave the decision of the Sub-Committee. He advised that the full decision with reasons would be notified to Mr Niazi in writing within fourteen days and that he had a right of appeal to the Magistrates Court.

     

    Resolved to take no further action with regards to Mr Niazi’s Hackney Carriage driver licence for the reasons set out in the full decision notice to be provided within fourteen days of this Sub-Committee hearing.