Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 20th October, 2015 10.00 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Governance Services  Copies of the full report with appendices are available on request from the clerk. For details of the new premises licence please contact Entertainment Licensing on 0113 2474095 after the hearing.

Items
No. Item

76.

Election of the Chair

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Jack Dunn be elected Chair for the duration of the meeting.

77.

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)

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals against the refusal of inspection of documents.

78.

Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

 

1)  To highlight reports or appendices which:

 

a)  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.

 

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

 

c)  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

 

2) To note that under the Licensing Procedure rules, the press and the public will be excluded from that part of the hearing where Members will deliberate on each application  as it is in the public interest to allow the Members to have a full and frank debate on the matter before them.

Minutes:

There were no exempt items.

79.

Late Items

To identify any applications as late items of business which have been admitted to the agenda for consideration

 

 (the special circumstances shall be identified in the minutes)

 

Minutes:

There was one late item added to the agenda Certification of Film for the Leeds International Film Festival. All parties had received the report prior to the hearing. Minute 81 refers

80.

Declarations 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.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests.

81.

Certification of Films - Leeds International Film Festival pdf icon PDF 40 KB

The report of the Head of Elections, Licensing and Registration advises Members of an Application for the certification of films to be shown at the Leeds International Film Festival.

 

This report informs Members with the background, history and issues of an

application made under the Licensing Act 2003 (“the Act”) for the certification of films that do not currently have a BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) certification.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Head of Elections, Licensing and Registration advised Members of an application for the certification of films to be shown at the Leeds International Film Festival.

 

The report provided Members with the background, history and issues of an application made under the Licensing Act 2003 (“the Act”) for the certification of films that do not currently have a BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) certification. The certificate categories from the BBFC was listed at 2.2 of the submitted report.

 

Members had been provided with a brief synopsis and a recommended category in line with the BBFC classifications at Appendix A of the submitted report.

 

Chris Fell, Film Manager and Alex King, Programme Manager of LCC Arts and Events were in attendance at the hearing.

 

In response to Members questions the Committee was informed that the BBFC had stringent guidelines in relation to strong language, violence and nudity. It was explained that some of the films had hard storylines or a strong subject matter and had been classified accordingly.

 

All the films to be shown had been viewed by Officers in Arts and Events Team who had written the synopsis and recommended the certification at Appendix A of the submitted report in line with the BBFC classification. 

 

 RESOLVED – That the Licensing Sub Committee considered the certification of the films as attached at appendix A of the submitted report. The Members were of the view that the films be categorised as recommended.

82.

Certification of Films pdf icon PDF 40 KB

To receive the report of the Head of Elections, Licensing and Registration to advise Members of an Application for the certification of films to be shown at the UK Jewish Film Festival which is to be held in November 2015.The festival will be held at the Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Community Centre 311 Stonegate Road Leeds 17 and Seven Arts Centre 31A Harrogate Road  Leeds 7 .

 

This report informs Members with the background, history and issues of an

application made under the Licensing Act 2003 (“the Act”) for the certification of films that do not currently have a BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) certification.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Head of Elections, Licensing and Registration advised Members of an application for the certification of films to be shown at the UK Jewish Film Festival to be held in November 2015.

 

The report provided Members with the background, history and issues of an application made under the Licensing Act 2003 (“the Act”) for the certification of films that do not currently have a BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) certification. The certificate categories from the BBFC was listed at 2.2 of the submitted report.

 

Members had been provided with a brief synopsis and a recommended category in line with the BBFC classifications at Appendix A of the submitted report.

 

Members discussed the storyline of one film with specific reference to the ethnicity of the characters portrayed. However, it was the view of the Sub Committee that the film would not cause prejudice if shown.

 

RESOLVED - That the Licensing Sub Committee considered the certification of the films as attached at appendix A of the submitted report. The Members were of the view that the films be categorised as recommended.