Scottish Borders Council

Agenda and draft minutes

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Minute pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Minute of Meeting held on 19 July 2019 to be approved and signed by the Chairman.  (Copy attached.)

Minutes:

1.0       Minute

The Minute of the Meeting of 19 July 2019 had been circulated.

 

DECISION

APPROVED and signed by the Chairman.

 

2.

Items Likely to be Taken in Private

Before proceeding with the private business, the following motion should be approved:

 

“That under Section 50A(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 the public be exclude from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 14 of Part 1 of Schedule 7A to the aforementioned Act.”

Minutes:

2.0       Private BUSINESS

               DECISION

AGREED under Section 50A(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 to exclude the public from the meeting during consideration of the business detailed in the Appendix to this Minute on the grounds that they involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 14  of part 1 of Schedule 7A to the Act.

 

 

SUMMARY OF PRIVATE BUSINESS

 

MEMBERS    

Having not been present when the following hearing was first considered Councillors Thornton-Nicol, Tatler and Weatherston did not take part in the discussion and decision and left the Chamber prior to its consideration.

 

3.0       Hearing to consider request for Revocation of Taxi Driver Licence

With reference to paragraph 5 of the Private Minute of 19 July 2019, there had been circulated copies of a letter from Police Scotland, dated 12 June 2019, requesting the Revocation of a Taxi Driver Licence in terms of paragraph 11(2)(a) of Schedule 1 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.  Also circulated was an update from Inspector Kirkwood, Police Scotland which had been requested at the last meeting.  The licence holder was present at the meeting.  After considering the additional information provided in the update and hearing from both parties, the Committee agreed that the request to revoke the Taxi Driver Licence be refused and did not consider there were any grounds which affected the licensees suitability to continue to hold a licence.

 

 

 

MEMBER

Councillor Weatherston re-joined the meeting prior to consideration of the following paragraph.

 

4.0       Minute

The Private section of the Minute of 19 July 2019 was approved. 

 

 

 

The meeting concluded at 10.45 a.m.

 

3.

MEMBERS

4.

Licensing of Taxi, Private Hire Vehicles and Drivers

Hearing to consider request for Revocation of Taxi Driver Licence – remitted from last meeting. (Copy revocation request from Police Scotland together with applicant’s supporting papers and additional information requested from Police Scotland attached.)

 

5.

MEMBER

6.

Minute

Private section of Minute of Meeting held on 19 July 2019 to be approved and signed by the Chairman.  (Copy attached.)

 

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