Agenda and minutes

Special Meeting, Committee of the Licensing Authority - Wednesday, 16th May, 2012 7.25 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Priory Road, Spalding

Contact: Rhonda Oldfield  01775 764705

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence.

2.

Appointment of Sub-Committees pdf icon PDF 21 KB

To appoint a selection of Sub-Committees for the purpose of discharging duties under the Licensing Act 2003.

 

(The Constitution requires that the Committee of the Licensing Authority shall appoint such number of sub-committees as it considers necessary to discharge any of the duties under the Licensing Act 2003 that are delegated to a sub-committee by the Licensing Committee. The Constitution also requires that each sub-committee shall have a named membership comprising two ordinary members of the Licensing Committee and either the Chairman or Vice-Chairman of the Licensing Committee.  However, in exceptional circumstances where both the Chairman and Vice-Chairman are unable to sit on a Panel, the Licensing Panel would comprise three ordinary members of the Licensing Committee, with the Chairman being elected at the beginning of the hearing for the duration of the hearing only with the said person being fully trained in chairing and licensing issues (Min 337/09).

 

In previous years members have approved a schedule of sub-committees which includes every possible combination of members within this Constitutional requirement.  As there are 10 members of the Committee this makes a total of 56 sub-committees.  A schedule of sub-committees is normally circulated for approval, but this cannot be done on this occasion as the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Licensing Committee had not been appointed at the date of despatch of this agenda.  It is therefore recommended that the method of appointing the sub-committees used in previous years be used again for the forthcoming municipal year, and that details of the sub-committees be circulated with the minutes for this meeting.)

 

Minutes:

Members were asked to appoint a selection of Sub-Committees to discharge duties under the Licensing Act 2003.

 

It was noted that the Constitution required that the Licensing Committee of the Authority should appoint such number of sub-committees as it considered necessary to discharge any of the duties under the Licensing Act 2003 that were delegated to a sub-committee by the Licensing Committee.  The Constitution also required that each sub-committee should have a named membership which comprised two ordinary members of the Licensing Committee and either the Chairman or Vice-Chairman of the Licensing Committee. However, in exceptional circumstances where both the Chairman and Vice-Chairman are unable to sit on a Panel, the Licensing Panel comprise three ordinary members of the Licensing Committee, with the Chairman being elected at the beginning of the hearing for the duration of the hearing only with the said person being fully trained in chairing and licensing issues (min 337/09).

 

In previous years members had approved a schedule of sub-committees which included every possible combination of members within this Constitutional requirement.  As there were 10 members of the Committee this made a total of 56 sub-committees.  A schedule of sub-committees could not be prepared prior to the meeting as the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Licensing Committee were not appointed at the date of despatch of the agenda.  It was therefore recommended that the method of appointing the sub-committees used in previous years be used again for the forthcoming municipal year, and that details of the sub-committees be circulated within the minutes of this meeting.

 

DECISION:   

 

(a)    That the method of appointment of sub-committees for the purpose of discharging duties under the Licensing Act 2003, as used in previous years, be used again for the forthcoming municipal year, in accordance with the details shown at Appendix A; and

 

(b)    That in exceptional circumstances where both the Chairman and Vice-Chairman are unable to sit on a Panel, the Licensing Panel comprise three ordinary members of the Licensing Committee, with the Chairman being elected at the beginning of the hearing for the duration of the hearing only with the said person being fully trained in chairing and licensing issues.