Agenda and minutes

Regulatory Committee
Wednesday, 14th March, 2018 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

20.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT (ACCESS TO INFORMATION) ACT 1985 URGENT BUSINESS

Minutes:

The Committee was advised that a matter had arisen which required immediate attention by the Board (Minute REG30 refers), therefore, pursuant to Section 100 B (4) and 100 E and in view that the facts of the case had been made known shortly before the date of the meeting and were sufficiently serious not to be left to the next ordinary meeting of the Committee, the Committee ruled that this item would be considered at this meeting.

 

21.

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

            The Minutes of the meeting held on 17th January 2018 having been circulated were signed as a correct record.

 

22.

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 items of business on the grounds that they involve 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 Board 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 following item only of the Committee Agenda,  the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, members of the press and public be excluded from the meeting 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, exempt information would be disclosed , being information defined in Section 100 (1) and paragraph,3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

To avoid any allegation of bias Cllr S Parker declared an interest in the following matter and took no part in the application or decision.

23.

Taxi Matter

Minutes:

            Case No 706

 

            RESOLVED: That the Single Status Drivers Licence be revoked with immediate effect.

24.

Taxi Matter

Minutes:

Case No 707

 

            RESOLVED: That

 

(1)  a Single Status Drivers Licence be granted subject to standard pre- conditions and standards conditions; and

 

(2)  Private Hire Operators Licence be granted subject to standard conditions

 

25.

Taxi Matter

Minutes:

Case No 708

           

            RESOLVED: That a Single Status Drivers Licence be granted subject to standard pre-conditions and standard conditions.

 

To avoid any allegation of bias Cllr Nelson declared an interest in the following matter and took no part in the application or decision

26.

Taxi Matter

Minutes:

Case No 709

 

RESOLVED: That Single Status Drivers Licence be suspended for 1 month but that the suspension be suspended for a period of 12 months.

 

27.

Taxi Matter

Minutes:

Case No 710

 

            RESOLVED: That a Single Status Drivers Licence be granted subject to standard pre-conditions and standard conditions.

 

28.

Taxi Matter

Minutes:

Case No 712

           

            RESOLVED: That the application be deferred to the next available meeting of the Regulatory Committee.

 

29.

Taxi Matter

Minutes:

Case No 713

 

            RESOLVED: That a Single Status Drivers Licence be granted subject to standard pre-conditions and standard conditions.

 

30.

Taxi Matter

Minutes:

Case No 714

 

            RESOLVED: That the matter be placed on record and no further action taken.