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RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 28 October 2021 be confirmed.
Declarations of Interest
Please note that, in accordance with the Members' Code of Conduct, when declaring interests members must disclose the existence and nature of the interest, and whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI) or personal and/or pecuniary.
No declarations of interest were received.
You are asked to resolve that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following item(s) because it is likely that if members of the press or public were present, there would be disclosure of ‘exempt information’
RESOLVED that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item(s) of business because it is likely that if members of the public were present there would be a disclosure to them of ‘exempt information’ as defined by Section 100I and Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.
To Interview an Applicant for a Private Hire Driver's Licence who is Unable to Provide a Certificate of Good Conduct - item No: 09/2021
The Licensing Officer:
a) stated that the applicant applied for a new Private Hire Drivers Licence in August 2021
b) explained that the applicant was unable to provide the Licensing Team with a certificate of good conduct from where he was originally from
c) highlighted that the applicant came to the UK in October 2011 and had held a UK driving licence since January 2017
d) highlighted that the applicant passed the knowledge test on his first attempt scoring 8 out of 10 as well as achieving a low risk on the Driver Improvement Programme
The Sub-Committee questioned the applicant and received responses from the applicant.
The Decision was made as follows:
That the applicant be granted a Private Hire Drivers Licence.
Reasons for the Decision:
1. The Sub-Committee believed that the applicant was polite and came across well.
2. The applicant scored well on his knowledge test and achieved a low risk on the Driver Improvement Programme.
3. The applicant previously had a skilled job which was impacted by COVID and he moved to Lincoln for a new start.
4. The applicant was currently working as a delivery driver, and he knew the Lincoln area well.
5. The Sub-Committee could not find any valid reasons why the applicant should be refused a private hire driver’s licence.