Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 29th October, 2019 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 378 5029 after the hearing.

No. Item


Election of the Chair

To seek nominations for the election for the position of Chair.


RESOLVED - That Councillor P Wray be elected to the Chair for the duration of the meeting.




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 and Scrutiny Support at least 24 hours before the meeting)



There were no appeals.




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.


There were no exempt items.




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)



There were no late items.




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.



There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests.




Certification of Films – Leeds International Film Festival 2019 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer (Elections and Regulatory) that provides background, history and issues of an application made under the Licensing Act 2003 (“the Act”) for the certification of a film that does not currently have a BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) certification. Finally, this report informs Members of the options available to them when considering an application for the certification of films.

Additional documents:


The Chief Officer (Elections and Regulatory) submitted a report that provided background, history and issues of an application made under the Licensing Act 2003 (“the Act”) for the certification of a film that does not currently have a BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) certification.


The following were in attendance:


-  Chris Fell, City Development

-  Alex King, City Development


The Licensing Officer presented the report and informed the Sub-Committee that the application had been received as the films had not been classified by the BBFC. The report outlined a brief synopsis of the films to be shown at Leeds International Film Festival 2019 and the various classifications for each.


The following films were made available to Members to watch in advance of the hearing and recommended to be classified as PG:


·  White Snake

·  Kes: Reimagined


All other films were recommended to be classified as 18, following agreement with the applicant as set out at Appendix B.


RESOLVED – That the application be granted as applied for.