5 Application for a Private Hire Vehicle Driver's Licence - MK
The Chair invited Elaine Moreton, Section Leader Licensing, and the Applicant (MK) into the Hearing. The Chair led introductions and outlined the procedure to be followed.
The Section Leader, Licensing, outlined the report regarding an application for a Private Hire Vehicle Driver’s Licence, which had been circulated to all parties inadvance of the meeting. The matter had been referred to the Sub-Committee by an authorised employee of the council for further consideration to be given as to whether MK was a fit and proper person to hold a Private Hire Vehicle Driver’s Licence due to the information outlined in the report.
All parties were invited to question the Section Leader on the report. Elaine Moreton provided responses to questions asked.
The Chair invited MK to make his submission.
MK stated that his offences happened a long time ago when he was young and naive. He stated he had since grown up and was now a trustworthy family man.
All parties were invited to question MK on his submission.
In response to questions asked, MK discussed his current employment and stated that he had not been in trouble with the law for a very long time.
The Chair invited MK to make a final statement. MK did so.
MK and the Section Leader left the meeting to allow the Sub-Committee to determine the matter.
All parties were invited back to the meeting.
The Chair advised them of the decision of the Sub-Committee, which was explained in full by the Senior Solicitor.
That having considered all the evidence both written and oral, provided at the hearing, the Sub-Committee decided to grant MK a Private Hire Vehicle Driver’s Licence subject to him undertaking, and there being satisfactory results of, a drugs test with the Council’s approved practitioner at his own expense. The Sub-Committee also required MK to undertake a further drugs test in 6 months with the Council’s approved practitioner at his own expense, on a date to be arranged.
5. Application for a Private Hire Vehicle Driver's Licence - MK