Licensing Committee
Tuesday, 26th January, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Remote Meeting (Zoom)

Contact: John Grieve, Governance Services Tel (0113) 3788662 

Link: to View Meeting Recording

No. Item


Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules (in the event of an Appeal the press and public will be excluded)


(*In accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2, written notice of an appeal must be received by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting)



Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1  To highlight reports or appendices which officers have identified as containing exempt information, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.


2  To consider whether or not to accept the officers recommendation in respect of the above information.


3  If so, to formally pass the following resolution:-


  RESOLVED – That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of those parts of the agenda designated as containing exempt information on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information



Late Items

To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration


(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes)



Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.



Apologies for Absence

To consider apologies for absence (If any)


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 228 KB

To consider and approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 3rd March 2020.



(Copy attached)


Review of the Gambling Act 2005 - Call for Evidence pdf icon PDF 266 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory which

presents the Government’s Call for Evidence on the review of the Gambling Act 2005 and to provide options regarding steer and feedback.



(Report attached)



Taxi & Private Hire Licensing - Leeds City Council Assessment Against Statutory Guidance from the Department of Transport pdf icon PDF 432 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory which informs Members of the self-assessment by the council in the new Statutory Guidance for licensing authorities issued by the DfT in July 2020. 

  The report highlights the areas where the new guidance has already been satisfied, where largely satisfied, and where either not met or at odds with the guidance, using a green, amber and red rating for each of the respective categories.

  The report seeks Member views on the proposed response to the consultation and implications for current and planned policy reviews.


(Report attached)


Additional documents:


Date and Time of Next Meeting

Date and time of next meeting to be determined at a later date.