Venue: Committee Rooms A and B, Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood
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In accordance with the Council’s Constitution, substitutes are not permitted to this Committee.
Communications and apologies
(a) Communications (if any) relating to business on the agenda.
(b) Apologies for absence.
(c) To receive presentations (if any) made in pursuance of a petition in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.
In accordance with the Standing Order:-
No presentation shall exceed five minutes and consideration of the subject matter will normally take place at the next ordinary scheduled meeting of the Committee and not at this meeting.
Declarations of interests
Members must clearly state the nature of the interest, and indicate whether it is Personal or Personal and Prejudicial. The responsibility for declaring an interest rests solely with the Member concerned.
Personal interests: A personal interest arises in relation to any matter which might reasonably be regarded as affecting, to a greater extent than other Council Tax payers, ratepayers or inhabitants of the authority’s area, the well‑being or financial position of the Member or of a relevant person.
Where that interest arises solely from membership of, or position of control or management on a body to which the Member has been appointed or nominated by the Council or another body exercising functions of a public nature then, provided they do not also have a prejudicial interest, Members need only declare a personal interest at a meeting when they address the meeting on that business.
Personal and Prejudicial interests: A Member has a personal and prejudicial interest in a matter if the interest is one which a member of the public with knowledge of the relevant facts would reasonably regard as so significant that it is likely to prejudice the Member’s judgement of the public interest. In these cases the Member concerned must declare the interest and withdraw from the meeting room while the matter is being considered. Members with such interests may, however, attend the meeting for the purpose of making representations, answering questions or giving evidence relating to the business where the public have a similar right.
Further details and full definitions of personal and prejudicial interests are set out in the Councillors’ Code of Conduct (Section 5.1 of the Constitution).
To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 7 December 2011 and the minutes of the special meeting of the Committee held on 16 May 2012.
In accordance with the Constitution no discussion shall take place upon the minutes, except upon their accuracy.
To receive the minutes of the Licensing Sub-Committee meetings held on 21 November, 13 and 23 December 2012 (attached).
The Committee is asked to examine the draft policy in respect of the Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles and to make final recommendations if required prior to its submission to full Council for adoption.
To consider information in respect of the changes to the Licensing Act 2003 introduced by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.
The Committee is asked to endorse the proposed internal scheme of delegation in order that the Licensing Authority can properly respond in the role of a Responsible Authority.
The report also outlines the consequences of the Live Music Act 2012 which is likely to come into force in October 2012.
The Committee’s approval is sought for the delegation of power to the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Committee in consultation with an appropriate officer from Environmental Health when deciding upon the change of Tariff 1 and Tariff 2 in respect of Hackney Carriage fares.
Any other business which the Chairman considers urgent
In accordance with S100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, amended by the Access to Information Act of 1985, no urgent business may be raised unless it has been approved by the Chair. The item and reason for urgency must be announced at the start of the meeting.
Date of next meeting
The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled to take place on Monday 24 September 2012 at the Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, commencing at 10.00 am.