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Cabinet Decision: 29th November 2012
Title of Item/Report
The Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Licensing Policy - Amendment
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report on an amendment to the Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Policy. The report sought approval to amend the Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Licensing Policy in respect of Appendix P to resolve conflicts between the contents of the policy and that appendix.

On 19 April 2012 Cabinet approved the revised version of the Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Licensing Policy following consultations with the trade and other interested stakeholders (minute CAB 5/12 refers).

The revised version contained new provisions relating to the licensing of horse drawn hackney carriages and their drivers and included a new appendix P detailing conditions that would apply to such licences. These provisions had been determined following a previous report to the Licensing Committee and a consultation exercise with the trade and interested stakeholders.

It had come to light that an incorrect version of Appendix P was included in the policy document submitted to and approved by Cabinet. This did not reflect what the policy intended to achieve and in relation to the qualifications in respect of drivers was in conflict with both the policy and statutory requirements.

It was proposed therefore that Appendix P in the policy be replaced with a new version, as attached to the report.

RESOLVED that the proposal to replace Appendix P of the Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Licensing Policy with the revised version presented at Appendix One to this report be approved.
Reasons for the Decision
The reasons for the recommendation being supported are to ensure that the policy reflects the decision agreed by the Licensing Committee at Minute 43/10; the results of the consultation with the trade and interested stakeholders and the legislative requirements.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
None
Details of any Dispensations
Not applicable
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight on Friday, 7th December 2012
Attachment

Date of Publication: 03 December 2012


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