Venue: Phoenix House, Tiverton
Contact: Julia Stuckey Member Services Officer
Apologies and Substitute Members
To receive any apologies for absence and notices of appointment of Substitute Members (if any).
There were no apologies given.
Chairman - Election
To elect a Chairman for the meeting.
RESOLVED that Cllr L Taylor be elected Chairman of the Sub Committee for the meeting.
Cllr Taylor then took the Chair.
To Determine Whether Or Not A Licensed Driver And Vehicle Proprieter Remains Fit And Proper
The Sub Committee to decide, in light of the information set out within the report and the response of the licence holder, whether or not the individual remains fit and proper to hold licenses with this authority.
During discussion of this item it may be necessary to pass the following resolution to exclude the press and public having reflected on Article 12 12.02(d) (a presumption in favour of openness) of the Constitution. This decision may be required because consideration of this matter in public may disclose information falling within one of the descriptions of exempt information in Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. The Committee will need to decide whether, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption, outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION ACT – EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC
RECOMMENDED that under section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the next item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, namely information relating to an individual
The Sub Committee had before it a report * from the Head of Human Resources and Development asking them, in light of the information set out within the report and the response of the licence holder, to decide whether or not the individual remained fit and proper to hold licenses with the authority.
The Members, officers and applicant introduced themselves.
There were no interests to declare.
The Legal Services Manager thanked the licence holder for providing a witness statement, which had been received the previous afternoon. The statement was useful but Members had not all had time to review it due to the lateness of the submission. Officers had checked the statement for veracity and had undertaken some checks regarding the statement relating to MOTs. Some further information had been obtained but there had not been sufficient time to consider this. The officer recommended adjournment to allow further examination.
It was RESOLVED to adjourn the meeting to allow officers time to review information.
(Proposed by the Chairman)
Note: - * Report previously circulated.