Agenda and minutes
Venue: Civic Suite 1, Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend
Declarations of Interest
No declarations were made.
Exclusion of the public
To move, if required, that pursuant to Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972 that the public be excluded from any items included in Part B of the agenda because it is likely in view of the nature of the business to be transacted that if members of the public are present during those items, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.
Resolved pursuant to Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 that the public be excluded during the following item of business because it was likely in view of the nature of business to be transacted that, if members of the public were present during this item, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information.
Possible suspension or revocation of a Hackney Carriage Driver's Licence
The Sub-Committee was required to consider what enforcement action should be taken against a Hackney Carriage Driver who had contravened the provisions of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 and the Gravesham Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy.
Local authorities are able to take action against drivers whose conduct is unacceptable under section 61 of the Act.
The Sub-Committee was informed that the Hackney Carriage Driver had been found guilty of fraudulently claiming Housing Benefit and Council Tax contrary to section 121(1A) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992
The Borough Council had not suspended the Driver as they did not consider that he posed a risk to the travelling public by his offence.
The Senior Licensing Officer apprised the Sub-Committee of the Hackney Carriage Driver’s record.
The Sub-Committee adjourned to consider its decision.
Resolved that six penalty points be put on the Hackney Carriage Driver’s Licence for a period of 24 months from the date of the meeting (10 December 2010).