Agenda and draft minutes

Regulatory Committee
Tuesday, 7th June, 2022 1.30 pm

Venue: Bridges Room - Civic Centre

Contact: Helen Wade email:  Helenwade@gateshead.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

RC313

Minutes pdf icon PDF 270 KB

The Committee is asked to approve the minutes of the last meeting held on 29 March 2022.

Minutes:

RESOLVED - That the minutes of the last meeting be approved as a correct record.

RC314

Constitution pdf icon PDF 44 KB

Report of the Chief Executive

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the Constitution of the Committee be noted.

RC315

Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Act 2022

Minutes:

The Committee received an update giving Local Authorities advance notice of changes coming into force on 28 June 2022.

 

The Committee were advised that on 28 June 2022 the Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Act 2022 (“The 2022 Act”) will take effect in England, Scotland and Wales. It will amend the Equality Act 2010 to introduce new, and amend existing, duties for local authorities and taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers and operators alike. The 2022 Act aims to ensure that disabled people can use taxi and PHV services with confidence that they will not be discriminated against and local authorities have an important role to play in ensuring the requirements are implemented effectively.

 

A revised version of the 2017 guidance “Access for Wheelchair Users to Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles” will be published for licensing authorities. This will set out advice and recommendations on implementing the duties under the taxi and PHV section of the Equality Act.

 

RESOLVED – That the information be noted

RC316

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The Committee may wish to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of the following items on the grounds indicated:-

 

Item No                                                           Paragraphs of Schedule 12A to the

                                                                        Local Government Act 1972

 

5                                                                                              7         

 

6                                                                                              7                                             

Minutes:

RESOLVED -

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the remaining business in accordance with Paragraph 7 of Schedule 12A to  the Local Government Act 1972.

 

RC317

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Issues (Paragraph 7)

Report of the Strategic Director Housing, Environment and Healthy Communities

 

Reference

Issue

 

 

RC.04.22

Renewal of a Private Driver Licence

(Previously Dual)

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED -

i)

That the information be noted

 

ii)

That application RC/04/22 be refused.

 

RC318

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Issues (Paragraph 7)

Report of the Strategic Director, Housing, Environment and Healthy Communities

 

Reference

Issue

 

RC.05.22

 

Grant of a Private Hire Vehicle Licence

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED -

i)

That the information be noted

 

ii)

That application RC/05/22 be granted