Venue: Council Chamber, Kilmory, Lochgilphead
Contact: Fiona McCallum Tel. No. 01546 604392
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Gordon Blair, Rory Colville, Fred Hall, David Kinniburgh, Robert G MacIntyre and Donnie MacMillan.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.
CIVIC GOVERNMENT (SCOTLAND) ACT 1982: APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL OF STREET TRADER'S LICENCE (D MACPHERSON, CAMPBELTOWN)
The Chair invited all those present to the meeting and informed the applicant of the procedure that would be followed during the hearing.
The Chair invited the applicant to speak in support of his application.
Mr MacPherson told the Committee that as this was a renewal
of a licence and because there had been no change in his circumstances, he
didn’t think there was a requirement to redisclose
previous convictions on his renewal form.
He advised that he had also thought that after 4 years, convictions were
removed from your records. He confirmed
that he did not realise that he should have declared his convictions. He advised that he had been running a chip
The Chair asked Inspector Harper if he had any questions for Mr MacPherson on the statement he had just given. Mr Harper confirmed that he had no questions.
The Chair invited Inspector Harper to speak on behalf of the representation made by Strathclyde Police.
Inspector Harper advised that the Chief Constable had made representation due to the applicant’s previous conviction and failure to disclose this in the application process.
The Chair asked Mr MacPherson if he had any questions for Inspector Harper on the statement he had just made. Mr MacPherson confirmed he had no questions.
The Chair invited Members to pose any questions they had to the applicant or objector.
Councillor Currie asked the applicant for some background to the conviction.
Mr MacPherson advised that he had owned a drain cleaning
business, Dr Eco. While he had been away
on holiday in
Councillor Freeman asked for feedback regarding the report sent to the Procurator Fiscal. Mr MacPherson indicated that he had received a letter from the Procurator Fiscal confirming there would be no further proceedings.
Both the applicant and objector were given the opportunity to sum up.
Mr MacPherson summed up by saying that he had thought that convictions were spent after a certain amount of time and that is why he had not disclosed them on his renewal.
Inspector Harper advised that he had nothing to add to his previous statement.
The Chair invited both parties to confirm that they had received a fair hearing. Both parties confirmed that this was the case.
Agreed to grant Mr MacPherson with a street traders licence and noted that written confirmation of this would be sent out by Legal Services within 7 days.
(Reference: Report by Head of Governance and Law dated September 2012, submitted)