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APPENDIX I to the minute of meeting of the Education Committee of 20 April 1999 (Article 4(b) refers)

MINUTE of MEETING of the SPECIAL CASES SUB-COMMITTEE of the EDUCATION COMMITTEE held in the Town and County Hall, Forfar on Monday 22 March 1999 at 11.10 am.

Present: Councillors BRIAN M C MILNE, Mrs KATHLEEN RITCHIE and GEORGE NORRIE.

Councillor MILNE, Convener, in the Chair.

1. MINUTE OF PREVIOUS MEETING

There was submitted and approved as a correct record, the minute of meeting of this Sub-Committee of 25 February 1999.

2. EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC AND PRESS

The Sub-Committee resolved, in terms of Standing Order No 27(2) that the public and press be excluded during consideration of the following item so as to avoid the disclosure of information which was exempt in terms of Part 1 of Schedule 7A of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, Paragraph 1.

3. VETTING OF SCHOOL CONVEYANCE CONTRACT DRIVER

Case No 1/99

With reference to Article 2(a) of the minute of meeting of this Sub-Committee of 25 February 1999, there was submitted Joint Report No 370/99 by the Directors of Planning and Transport and Education updating the Sub-Committee on the result of a vetting check undertaken on a bus driver for school conveyance contracts. Consideration of this case had been deferred to give the driver a further opportunity to be heard. Appropriate notice had been served on the driver asking him to appear. The driver was present at the meeting, together with his partner.

The Sub-Committee heard the driver explain his two current convictions and his spent conviction, following which members sought answers to a number of questions. The driver and his partner then withdrew from the meeting.

After consideration, the Sub-Committee agreed unanimously that his application be granted.