Agenda and decisions

Venue: Remote attendance meeting

Contact: Sharon Thomas 01352 702324  Email: sharon.b.thomas@flintshire.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

2.

Declarations of Interest (Including Whipping Declarations)

To receive any Declarations and advise Members accordingly.

Decision:

None.

Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 - To consider the exclusion of the press and public

Decision:

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item as this was considered to contain exempt information by virtue of paragraphs 12 and 13 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

3.

Conduct of a Licensed private Hire / Hackney Carriage (Joint) Driver

For Members to consider the conduct of a Private Hire / Hackney Carriage (Joint) Driver in respect of additional information which was disclosed on his Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Certificate at the discretion of the Chief of Police.

Decision:

The Sub Committee consider that the information disclosed within the DBS is relevant to assessing the fitness and propriety of the licence holder.  Having taken all relevant information and representations into account, the Sub Committee do not consider that it should be disregarded.  The Sub Committee note the principles the Police follow when considering whether such information should be disclosed and this includes such factors as the information being sufficiently credible and serious and that whilst the licence holder has made representations to the Police about the inclusion of this information the Police have determined that it should remain, and there is no current legal challenge.  On a balance of probabilities, the Sub Committee has therefore determined that the licence holder is not a ‘fit and proper’ person within the meaning of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 to continue to hold a Private Hire / Hackney Carriage (Joint) Driver Licence and his licence should be revoked.