Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Committee - Thursday, 3rd June 2021 1.00 p.m.

Venue: Morecambe Town Hall

Contact: Sarah Moorghen, Democratic Services - email  smoorghen@lancaster.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Vice-Chair

To appoint a Vice-Chair for the duration of the 2021/22 municipal year.

Minutes:

The Chair requested nominations for Vice-Chair of the Licensing Committee for the Municipal Year 2021/22.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Joan Jackson and seconded by Councillor Merv Evans:

 

That Councillor Mel Guilding be appointed Vice-Chair of the Licensing Committee.

 

There being no further nominations the Chair declared Councillor Guilding’s appointment as Vice-Chair.

 

Resolved :-

 

(1)        That Councillor Guilding be appointed Vice-Chair of the Licensing Committee for the municipal year 2021/22.

2.

Minutes

Minutes of meeting held on 29 April 2021 (previously circulated). 

 

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Licensing Committee meeting held on 29th April 2021 were agreed as a correct record. The Chair confirmed that the minute book would be signed when it became available.

3.

Items of Urgent Business authorised by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

4.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Councillors of interests in respect of items on this Agenda. 

Councillors are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests. (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting). 

Whilst not a legal requirement, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 9 and in the interests of clarity and transparency, Councillors should declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, at this point in the meeting. 

In accordance with Part B Section 2 of the Code Of Conduct, Councillors are required to declare the existence and nature of any other interests as defined in paragraphs 8(1) or 9(2) of the Code of Conduct. 

 

 

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

5.

Chairs of Licensing Sub-Committee and Appointments to the Taxi Working Group pdf icon PDF 247 KB

Report of the Licensing Manager

Minutes:

The Chair called for nominations for two Sub-Committee Chairs in addition to the Chair and Vice-Chair.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Mel Guilding and seconded by Councillor Mandy Bannon:

 

“That Councillor Joan Jackson be appointed as a Sub-Committee Chair.”

 

As there were no other nominations, the Chair declared the propositions carried. The Chair advised the Committee that further nominations would be requested at the next Licensing Committee to fill the vacancy.

 

Resolved:

 

(1)             That Councillors Joan Jackson be appointed as a Sub-Committee Chair along with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Licensing Committee.

 

 

The Chair called for nominations to the Taxi Working Group in addition to the Chair.

 

Councillor Merv Evans advised the Committee that he would be happy to nominate himself to the Taxi Working Group and Councillor Mel Guilding advised the meeting that she would like to continue as a member of the Working Group.

 

There being no further nominations the Chair confirmed that Councillor Merv Evans and Councillor Mel Guilding be appointed members of the Taxi Working Group.

 

Resolved:

 

(1)        That Councillor Merv Evans and Councillor Mel Guilding be appointed members of the Taxi Working Group.

6.

Exempt Item

The Committee is recommended to pass the following recommendation in relation to the following item: 

 

“That, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business, on the ground that it could involve the possible disclosure of exempt information, as defined in paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A of that Act.” 

 

Councillors are reminded that, whilst the following item has been marked as exempt, it is for the Committee to decide whether or not to consider it in private or in public.  In making the decision, Councillors should consider the relevant paragraph of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, and also whether the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.  In considering their discretion, Councillors should also be mindful of the advice of Council officers. 

 

Minutes:

The Chair advised Members that it had been recommended to exclude the press and public from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that they could involve the possible disclosure of exempt information.

 

It was moved by Councillor Joan Jackson and seconded by Councillor Mel Guilding:

 

“That, in accordance with Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business, on the grounds that it could involve the possible disclosure of exempt information, as defined in Paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A of that Act.”

 

A vote was taken and unanimously carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That, in accordance with Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business, on the grounds it could involve the possible disclosure of exempt information, as defined in Paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A of that Act

7.

Determination of a Renewal Application of a Dual Driver's Licence (Hackney Carriage/Private Hire)

Report of the Licensing Manager

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received the report of the Licensing Manager for the purpose of determining a review of Hackney Carriage Driver Licence.

 

Details of the individual case and the Chair’s summary of the decision are set out in Exempt Minute No. 7 in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Decision of the Committee:

 

The decision of the Committee is set out in Exempt Minute No 7.