Agenda item

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing - Individual Cases

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer.



*(NOTE: The report at item 5 in the above agenda is not available to the public and press because it contains exempt information described in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended))







The Chief Licensing Officer submitted details in respect of three cases relating to hackney carriage and private hire licensing.




The applicant in Case No.120/23 attended the hearing and addressed the Sub-Committee.




The licence holder in Case No.121/23 attended the hearing with a representative, and they both addressed the Sub-Committee.




The applicant in Case No.122/23 attended the hearing with two representatives, and they all addressed the Sub-Committee.




RESOLVED: That, after consideration of the information contained in the case papers, and the information now reported and, where relevant, circulated either prior to the meeting, but after publication of the agenda, or at the meeting, the cases now submitted be determined as follows:-




Case No.

Licence Type








Application to be exempted from certain conditions of a Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence

Defer making a decision until such time as Licensing Officers have obtained information relating to (a) the existing policies of other cities; and (b) the implications of requiring CCTV to be in the vehicles in order to safeguard both driver and passengers have been considered.







Review of a Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Driver’s Licence

Immediately revoke the licence under Section 61 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, as amended by Section 52 of the Road Safety Act 2006, on the grounds that the Sub-Committee no longer considers the licence holder to be a fit and proper person to hold a licence in view of the serious allegation now reported.







Application for a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence

Grant a licence on the grounds that the Sub-Committee considers the applicant to be a fit and proper person to hold a licence but, given the convictions now reported, the licence be granted for the shorter term of 18 months.