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Agenda item

Consideration of the Ongoing Suitability of a Hackney Carriage Driver


The Chair welcomed the Licence Holder to the meeting and introductions were made.


The Sub-Committee considered the report of the Corporate Director of Regeneration and Local Services which asked Members to consider the ongoing suitability of the Licence Holder to continue to be licensed as a Hackney Carriage Driver (for copy see file of Minutes).


The Licensing Enforcement Officer presented the report and Members and the Licence Holder were given the opportunity to ask questions of the Officer.


A representative from Durham Constabulary was in attendance and confirmed the details provided in the report. Members and the Licence Holder were given an opportunity to ask questions of the Officer.


The Licence Holder was invited to address the Sub-Committee and responded to questions from Members and Officers.


After all parties had been given the opportunity to make a closing statement, the Sub-Committee retired to deliberate the application in private at 10.25am. After re-convening at 10.40am the Chair delivered the Sub-Committee’s decision.




That the Licence Holder be suspended for 12 months but the suspension be suspended for 12 months.


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