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Minute of Previous Meeting of 12 May 2016 pdf icon PDF 81 KB


The Sub Committee had before it the minute of its previous meeting of 12 May 2016.


The Sub Committee resolved:

to approve the minute as an accurate record.



The Convener declared an interest as members of Unite.  He did not feel it necessary to leave the meeting during the Sub Committee’s deliberations.


Request for the Suspension of a Taxi Driver's Licence and Taxi Licence


With reference to article 1 of the minute of the meeting of Licensing Evidential hearings Sub Committee of 12 May 2016, the Sub Committee had before it a letter dated 25 April 2016 from the Chief Constable, Police Scotland, c/o Aberdeen City Division, which in terms of sections 12 and 11 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, requested the suspension a taxi driver’s licence and a taxi licence.


The licence holder was in attendance, accompanied by his representative.


Sergeant Gillian Flett was in attendance on behalf of Police Scotland.


As a preliminary point, Sergeant Flett advised that she had received further information regarding the case later the previous day and wished to rely on that information in her submission.  She further advised that the licence holder and his representative had only just been made aware of this information.


The Sub Committee heard from the applicant’s representative regarding the additional information which Police Scotland had requested be entered into proceedings.  The applicant’s representative advised that they sought an adjournment to consider that information and take legal advice.  The applicant’s representative advised that they would not object to the suspension of the licences for the period of the adjournment.


The Sub Committee resolved:

to assign a further meeting of the Sub Committee on a date suitable for all to enable the licence holder to consider the new information and take legal advice; and to agree to suspend the taxi driver’s licence and taxi licence under paragraph 11 of Schedule 1 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 until the date of the next meeting.

- SCOTT CARLE, Convener