Agenda and minutes

Regulatory Committee
Wednesday, 4th October, 2017 6.30 p.m.

Venue: Council Chamber, Runcorn Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Gill Ferguson on 0151 511 8059 or e-mail  gill.ferguson@halton.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

8.

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Minutes:

            The Minutes of the meetings held on 5th July and 26th July 2017 having been circulated were signed as a correct record.

 

9.

SCHEDULE 12A OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT (ACCESS TO INFORMATION) ACT 1985

PART II

In this case the Board has a discretion to exclude the press and public and, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, it is RECOMMENDED that under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, having been satisfied that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act.

Minutes:

The Committee considered:

 

1)    Whether members of the press and public should be excluded from the meeting of the Committee during consideration of the following items of business in accordance with Sub-Section 4 of Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, because it was likely that, in view of the nature of the business to be considered, exempt information would be disclosed, being information defined in Section 100 (1) and paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972; and

 

2)    Whether the disclosure of information was in the public interest, whether any relevant exemptions were applicable and whether, when applying the public interest test and exemptions, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed that in disclosing the information.

 

RESOLVED:  That as, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information, members of the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business, in accordance with Sub-Section 4 of Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 because it was likely that, in view of the nature of the business, exempt information would be disclosed, being information defined in Section 100 (1) and paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 7 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

10.

Taxi Matter

Minutes:

            In respect of Item number 4,5,6.7 and 8 it was:

 

            RESOLVED: That

 

1.    following information received prior to the hearing from Cheshire Constabulary the Committee resolved to defer consideration of these applications to a date not earlier than the January 2018 Committee meeting; and

 

2.      any other applications in connection with the above matters be frozen until the outcome of the hearings relating to the above cases are determined.

11.

Taxi Matter

Minutes:

Case No: 700

 

            The Committee considered the evidence and:

 

            RESOLVED: That no action be taken on this occasion.