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Agenda item

Application for the Ongoing Suitability of a Hackney Carriage Driver


The Licensing Team Leader advised Members that the Licence Holder had contacted Licensing to advise that he was unable to attend the meeting and gave an explanation, details of which were provided to Members. Members considered the explanation provided and agreed to hear the application in his absence.


The Sub-Committee considered the report of the Corporate Director of Regeneration and Local Services that requested Members to consider and determine the ongoing suitability of the Licence Holder to be licensed as a Hackney Carriage Driver (for copy of report, see file of minutes).


The Licensing Team Leader presented the Licensing report. Members were given the opportunity to ask questions of the officer.


The Licensing Enforcement Officer was in attendance and took Members through the Enforcement Report. Members were given the opportunity to ask question of the Enforcement Officer


Representatives from Durham Constabulary were in attendance and provided Members with background information in respect of the matters detailed in the report.


After summing up the Sub-Committee retired to deliberate the application in private at 12.20 pm. After re-convening at 12.25 pm the Chairman delivered the Sub-Committee’s decision.


Resolved: (i) That the Licence Holder’s Hackney Carriage Driver Licence be suspended with immediate effect pending signing up to the DBS update service, completion of the Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness and providing a DVLA code.


(ii) Upon completion of the above, the suspension be lifted.


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Durham County Council
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