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IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DATA PROTECTION ACT 1988 (PRINCIPLE 1), THE PRESS AND PUBLIC WERE EXCLUDED FROM THE MEETING DURING CONSIDERATION OF THE FOLLOWING ITEM.
Request for the Suspension of a Private Hire Driver's Licence
The Sub Committee had before it a letter dated 23 August 2016 from the Chief Constable, Police Scotland, c/o Aberdeen City Division, which in terms of schedule 1, paragraph 11 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, requested the suspension a private hire car driver’s licence.
The licence holder was in attendance.
Inspector McGeough was in attendance on behalf of Police Scotland.
Inspector McGeough spoke in support of the letter of representation from Police Scotland.
The Committee asked questions of Inspector McGeough.
The Sub Committee heard from the licence holder in support of his case, during which he advised that he wished to lodge two documents in respect of his submission. Inspector McGeough advised that he had no objection to the additional documents being entered into proceedings.
The Sub Committee resolved:
to agree that the two documents from the licence holder be entered into proceedings.
The Sub Committee asked questions of the licence holder.
The Sub Committee further resolved:
to agree to suspend the private hire driver’s licence under paragraph 11 of Schedule 1 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 until the licence holder’s application to the Home Office had been concluded and to request the Licensing Team Leader to clarify with the licence holder’s solicitor the timescales in respect of the application to the Home Office being determined.
- SCOTT CARLE, Convener