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Licensing Committee

Purpose of committee

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PURPOSE OF COMMITTEE

To deal with the functions of the Council in relation to all licensing matters under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 and all other Acts (not falling specifically within the remit of the Licensing Board or any other Committee) covering personal or other licences, certificates and permits. This includes but is not restricted to applications for:

Licences under Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982

Mandatory Licences

·         Metal Dealer’s Licences

·         Indoor Sports Entertainment Licences

·         Skin Piercing and Tattoo Licences

·         Houses in Multiple Occupation Licences

·         Knife Dealer’s Licences

·         Taxi Booking Office Licences

Discretionary Licences

·         Taxi and Private Hire Car Licences

·         Taxi and Private Hire Car Driver’s Licences

·         Second Hand Dealer’s Licences

·         Boat Hire Licences

·         Street Trader’s Licences

·         Market Operator’s Licences

·         Public Entertainment Licences

·         Late Hours Catering Licences

·         Window Cleaner’s Licences

·         Sex Shop Licences

·         Permission to organisations for public charitable collections and public processions

Miscellaneous Licences under other Legislation

·         Houses in Multiple Occupation - Housing (Scotland) Act 2006

·         Registration of Private Landlords - Antisocial Behaviour etc.(Scotland) Act 2004

·         Theatre Licence – Theatre Act 1968

·         Cinema Licence - Cinema Act 1985

·         Safety in Sports Grounds - Safety in Sports Ground Act 1975

 

POWERS OF COMMITTEE

The Committee will:

1.       consider applications for the grant, renewal, revocation, variation or suspension of any licence as appropriate;

2.       consider applications and reviews for Houses in Multiple Occupation under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (the responsibility for all other matters relating to the licensing of houses in Multiple Occupation resting with the Operational Delivery Committee);

3.       consider all other matters relating to licensing including the setting of taxi fares and the designation of taxi stances;

4.       oversee the Council’s functions under the Safety of Sports Ground Act 1975;

5.       consider landlord registration applications under the Antisocial Behaviour Etc (Scotland) Act 2004;

6.       consider film classifications under The Cinemas Act 1985;

7.       review and approve policies relating to its function;

8.       consider theatre licences under the Theatre Act 1968; and

9.       consider which of the optional licences they will invoke and which categories of activity within those licence categories shall be licenced under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.

 

JOINT WORKING WITH OTHER COMMITTEES:

The Committee, through its lead officers, Convener and Vice Convener, will regularly consider key issues arising through other committees of the Council, including the Public protection Committee.  This will help ensure that matters of mutual interest are dealt with in the most efficient and effective way.

 

JOINT WORKING WITH NON COUNCIL BODIES:

Executive Lead:  Chief Officer – Governance

 

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Allison Swanson, tel 01224 522822 or email  aswanson@aberdeencity.gov.uk.