Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

PERSONAL LICENCE HEARING, Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Richard Cursons - 01708 432430  Email: richard.cursons@onesource.co.uk

Items
No. Item

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APPLICATION FOR A PERSONAL LICENCE

Decision:

 

Licensing Act 2003

Notice of Decision

 

APPLICANT

Mr Hong Chuong Dang

16 Wingletye Lane

Hornchurch

RM11 3TA

 

DETAILS OF APPLICATION

 

Application for a personal licence made under section 111 of the Licensing Act 2003 (“the Act”).

 

Background

 

Under the Act, applicants are required, should they wish to provide licensable activities after the second appointed day, to apply for a licence.

 

Details of Representations

 

Responsible Authorities

 

Chief Officer of Metropolitan Police (“the police”):

 

Under the Act, the police were the only responsible authority permitted to make representation related to the granting of a personal licence. The basis for an objection was that the applicant had an unspent conviction and, in the absence of submissions by the applicant at hearing, the police consider that it would not be appropriate to grant a personal licence until the full time for the conviction to become spent has expired.

 

 

Determination of Application

 

Consequent upon the hearing held on 22 January 2019, the Sub-Committee’s decision regarding the application for a Personal Licence for Mr Hong Chuong Dang is as set out below, for the reasons shown:

 

The Sub-Committee was obliged to determine this application with a view to addressing the objections raised by the Police.

In making its decision, the Sub-Committee also had regard to the Guidance under Sections 120 (3); 182 and Schedule 4 (Personal Licence: Relevant Offences) of the Licensing Act 2003 and Havering’s Licensing Policy.

 

In addition the Sub Committee took account of its obligations under s17 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and Article 1 of the First Protocol of the Human Rights Act 1998.

 

 

Decision

 

The Sub-Committee received the Report of the Licensing Officer. It also considered the evidence of the police representative and heard from the Applicant. It then questioned him about various aspects of the conviction and what steps he had taken to demonstrate that he had learned from the conviction.

 

Having heard Mr Dang’s responses and having carefully deliberated the matter, the Sub-Committee determined that in respect of his application for a personal licence.

 

Representations had been received against the application from the Metropolitan Police as a Responsible Authority on the Grounds of the Prevention of Crime and Disorder.

 

This was followed by a number of questions from the Sub-Committee to the applicant, relating to the licence application, the disclosed previous conviction, and finally questions relating to what  he intended to do with the personal license if it were granted and his work experience.

 

The Sub-Committee must promote the licensing objectives and must have regard to the Revised Guidance issued under s.182 of the Licensing Act 2003 and the Council’s own Statement of Licensing Policy.

 

During the hearing the applicant informed the Sub-Committee that he had disclosed information relating to a previous conviction committed on 6 May 2009 within his application form, he said he did not know that he needed to include any other convictions. When questioned further in this regard the applicant advised that the application was completed over the phone, the person he  ...  view the full decision text for item 1.

Minutes:

 

APPLICANT

Mr Hong Chuong Dang

16 Wingletye Lane

Hornchurch

RM11 3TA

 

DETAILS OF APPLICATION

 

Application for a personal licence made under section 111 of the Licensing Act 2003 (“the Act”).

 

Background

 

Under the Act, applicants are required, should they wish to provide licensable activities after the second appointed day, to apply for a licence.

 

Details of Representations

 

Responsible Authorities

 

Chief Officer of Metropolitan Police (“the police”):

 

Under the Act, the police were the only responsible authority permitted to make representation related to the granting of a personal licence. The basis for an objection was that the applicant had an unspent conviction and, in the absence of submissions by the applicant at hearing, the police consider that it would not be appropriate to grant a personal licence until the full time for the conviction to become spent has expired.

 

 

Determination of Application

 

Consequent upon the hearing held on 22 January 2019, the Sub-Committee’s decision regarding the application for a Personal Licence for Mr Hong Chuong Dang is as set out below, for the reasons shown:

 

The Sub-Committee was obliged to determine this application with a view to addressing the objections raised by the Police.

In making its decision, the Sub-Committee also had regard to the Guidance under Sections 120 (3); 182 and Schedule 4 (Personal Licence: Relevant Offences) of the Licensing Act 2003 and Havering’s Licensing Policy.

 

In addition the Sub Committee took account of its obligations under s17 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and Article 1 of the First Protocol of the Human Rights Act 1998.

 

 

 

 

 

Decision

 

The Sub-Committee received the Report of the Licensing Officer. It also considered the evidence of the police representative and heard from the Applicant. It then questioned him about various aspects of the conviction and what steps he had taken to demonstrate that he had learned from the conviction.

 

Having heard Mr Dang’s responses and having carefully deliberated the matter, the Sub-Committee determined that in respect of his application for a personal licence.

 

Representations had been received against the application from the Metropolitan Police as a Responsible Authority on the Grounds of the Prevention of Crime and Disorder.

 

This was followed by a number of questions from the Sub-Committee to the applicant, relating to the licence application, the disclosed previous conviction, and finally questions relating to what  he intended to do with the personal license if it were granted and his work experience.

 

The Sub-Committee must promote the licensing objectives and must have regard to the Revised Guidance issued under s.182 of the Licensing Act 2003 and the Council’s own Statement of Licensing Policy.

 

During the hearing the applicant informed the Sub-Committee that he had disclosed information relating to a previous conviction committed on 6 May 2009 within his application form, he said he did not know that he needed to include any other convictions. When questioned further in this regard the applicant advised that the application was completed over the phone, the person he spoke to assisted him in filling  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.