Reasons: The reasons for the sub-committee reaching this
decision are as follows:
The sub-committee has read
and heard all of the information before them. The sub-committee heard from the Licensing &
Land Charges Manager, Sgt Enderby on
behalf of Lincolnshire Police, and Mr Qutab.
The sub-committee is aware
of and has taken into account any implications that may arise from
the Human Rights Act 1998.
The sub-committee in reaching
its decision has had due regard for its public sector equality duty
under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 and consider that in
reaching their decision they have fulfilled their duty under the
Equality Act 2010.
At the start of the hearing Mr
Qutab produced additional documents in
support of his case. Lincolnshire
Police agreed for the documents to be put before the members of the
sub-committee. The sub-committee
considered, and also had regard for the additional documents in
reaching their decision.
Mr Qutab explained to the sub-committee how he has
experienced some health issues of late, and provided a letter from
his doctor to evidence this.
Mr Qutab detailed to the sub-committee that he has run
a number of licensed premises, and how he cooperates with the
police. He explained to the
sub-committee that he had undertaken some training in cellar
management but his health has prevented him from pursuing more
training but he considered that he had gained experience and
knowledge over the years.
When questioned Mr Qutab confirmed he had not brought any evidence of
staff training or refusal logs with him. He confirmed that the drug policy for the premises
was the poster he had supplied at the start of the
hearing. Mr Qutab provided a brief explanation of the refusals
policy operated at the premises.
In confirming what
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