The Head of Housing and Community Services
introduced the Draft Statement of Principles for the Gambling Act
2005, and advised the Committee that no responses had been received
in reply to the public consultation.
It be noted that no responses to the consultation on the draft
Statement of Principles for the Gambling Act 2005 were
It be agreed that the draft Statement of Principles for the
Gambling Act 2005 be recommended to Council for adoption.
The Head of Housing
and Community Services introduced the report advising Members of
the number and type of compliance and enforcement actions
undertaken by Licensing Officers.
In response to
questions the Licensing Partnership Manager explained that:
Kent County Council (KCC) was party to the contract for the
provision of private hire vehicles during the school run and set
the standards required. Joint operations by KCC and MBC were
undertaken several times a year to ensure compliance.
Enforcement actions were reported by Licensing Officers to Line
Managers on a monthly basis, and were reported by Line Managers to
the Licensing Board quarterly. Each of the Partnership’s
Licensing Committees received a summary of enforcement actions in
the Licensing Partnership Annual Report, however more detail could
be provided if requested.
A press release would be issued with regard to the prosecution
detailed in the report.
Members were in agreement that the Committee should have the
numerical information contained within the report presented to
Committee on a quarterly basis.
The Committee be provided with numerical
data on compliance and enforcement actions on a quarterly
For – 9Against – 3
Abstain – 0
The report be noted.
For – 12Against – 0
Abstain – 0
Duration of meetings
6.30 p.m. to 7.05 p.m.
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