Dear Carlisle City Council,
I'm trying to find out if you provide goods/services that correspond to the money you're given. I'm particularly concerned about parking machines. For example, if parking time is sold at 80 pence per hour and the buyer only has a £1 coin, then a fair trader either gives 20 pence change or provides an additional 20 pence-worth of time by pro-rating. A trader that keeps £1 and only delivers 80 pence worth of time is delivering a lesser quantity of
goods/services than corresponds with the price charged.
Pro-rating of goods/services is a popular method of trading that has been provided by machine suppliers for some time and is used by many organisations including those funded by taxpayer.
1. State the number of parking machines under your control that accept coins.
2. State the tariffs for coin payments.
3. Provide details of machine types in terms of make, model,
version and approximate age (e.g. to the nearest 5 years).
4. State if the council uses pro-rated charging.
5. If the council does not use pro-rated charging, please provide dates and copies of documents where the feature was discussed and rejected.
6. If the council does not use pro-rated charging, please state when it will be next discussed.
Dear Mr Johnson
Please find attached response to your Freedom of Information Act request.
Corporate Information Officer
Policy and Communications
Chief Executive's Team
Carlisle City Council
Telephone 01228 817165
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