Agenda and draft minutes

Regulation and Review Committee (Panel) - Thursday, 8th October, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: This meeting will be held via video conferencing technology and streamed on the Council's YouTube channel

Contact: Emma Fagan, 0191 643 5313  Email:

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To Receive any Declarations of Interest and Notification of any Dispensations Granted

You are invited to declare any registerable and/or non-registerable interests in matters appearing on the agenda, and the nature of that interest.


You are also invited to disclose any dispensation in relation to any registerable and/or non-registerable interests that have been granted to you in respect of any matters appearing on the agenda.


Please complete the Declarations of Interests card available at the meeting and return it to the Democratic Services Officer before leaving the meeting.


There were no declarations of interest or dispensations reported.


Exclusion Resolution

The Committee will be requested to pass the following resolution:


Resolved that under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) and having applied a public interest test as defined in Part 2 of Schedule 12A of the Act, 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 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act.


It was agreed that the exclusion resolution be passed.


Private Hire Driver's Licence Referral - Mr G


The Committee considered a report which outlined the background to a referral relating to the holder of a Private Hire Drivers Licence, Mr G.  The Committee was requested to assess Mr G’s continued suitability to carry out the duties of a licensed driver.


The meeting was held via video conferencing technology and Mr G was ‘in attendance’.


The Licensing Officer presented the report to the Committee which included information on the reason for the referral and Mr G’s criminal and licensing record. 


Members of the Committee and Mr G had the opportunity to ask questions of the Licensing Officer.


Mr G then addressed the Committee.  Members and the Licensing Officer then had the opportunity to ask questions of Mr G.


Following a summing up from the Licensing Officer and Mr G, both parties left the meeting to enable consideration of the matter to be undertaken in private.


The options available to the Committee were to:


·         take no action;

·         issue a warning as to the driver’s future conduct;

·         suspend the driver’s licence; or

·         revoke the driver’s licence.


Resolved that Mr G’s Private Hire Driver’s licence be revoked.