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					The Highland Council                                               Agenda
                                                                    Item      4

Ross, Skye and Lochaber Licensing Committee -
Tuesday, 17 March 2009                                             Report     LCR-011-09
                                                                    No.

Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 -
Application for Renewal of Taxi Driver’s Licence – Mr Simon Gilbert

Report by Alaisdair H Mackenzie, Area Solicitor

Summary

The Committee is invited to consider an application for renewal of a Taxi Driver’s Licence.


1.     Background

1.1    On 23 February 2009 the Council, as Licensing Authority under the Civic
       Government (Scotland) Act 1982, received an application for renewal of a Taxi
       Driver’s Licence (TD/2009/02/02).

1.2    The application discloses that the Applicant received two convictions for speeding
       for offences committed on 14 September 2006 and 17 December 2006, both of
       which attracted 4 penalty points and fines of £200 respectively, bringing the total
       number of points endorsed on the applicant’s driving licence to eight.

1.3    In accordance with standard procedures Northern Constabulary and TEC Services
       (Environmental Health) have been consulted on the application and have no
       objections.

1.4    In terms of paragraph 5 of Schedule 1 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act
       1982, a Licensing Authority may refuse to renew the licence if in their opinion the
       holder of the licence is no longer a fit and proper person to hold the licence.


Recommendation/
Recommendation

In view of the endorsements contained on the applicant’s driving licence, the Committee is
invited to consider whether the licence-holder continues to be a fit and proper person to
hold a Taxi Driver’s Licence.


If the Committee are minded to refuse to renew the licence then consideration of the
application must be adjourned in order for a Hearing to be convened.


Signature

Area Solicitor
Ross, Skye & Lochaber

4 March 2009

Background Papers
1.   Application Form from the Applicant –
2.   Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982

File Ref: TD/2009/02/02

Author: Julie Traynor (01397) 707233

				
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