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Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police stations there were per 1,000 population in (a) non-rural and (b) rural areas in each year since 1992; and if he will make a statement. [84633]

Mr. McNulty: The information, where details of police stations have been provided by forces, is given in the table.

Police Stations Per 1,000 Population
English Shire Authorities English Metropolitan Authorities London Authorities All English Authorities Welsh Authorities

1996-97

0.041

0.042

n/a

0.041

0.108

1997-98

0.039

0.041

n/a

0.039

0.107

1998-99

0.038

0.039

n/a

0.038

0.105

1999-2000

0.036

0.031

n/a

0.035

0.097

2000-01

0.035

0.031

n/a

0.034

0.093

2001-02

0.035

0.030

0.020

0.032

0.093

2002-03

0.035

0.028

0.019

0.031

0.090

2003-04

0.034

0.027

0.019

0.031

0.090

2004-05

0.035

0.027

0.018

0.030

0.090

Notes:
1. Population figures for 2005 have not yet been published. 2004 population figures are used for 2004-05.
2. Population figures are based on force boundaries in 2004.
3. Between 1996-97 and 1998-99 there were returns from three of the six English Metropolitan Authorities (Greater Manchester, Merseyside and South Yorkshire).
Between 1999-2000 and 2001-02 there were returns from five English Metropolitan Authorities (Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Northumbria, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire).
4. Returns were only available from all authorities from 2002-03.
Source:
Population figures—Office for National Statistics.

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Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police stations are operational in each police force; and how many were operational in each force in (a) 1990 and (b) 1997. [85403]

John Reid: The available information is set out in the table.

Total number of police stations in each force
As at March:
1992 1997( 3) 2005

Avon and Somerset

82

35

43

Bedfordshire

13

Cambridgeshire

31

29

23

Cheshire

31

28

18

City of London

2

2

2

Cleveland

23

Cumbria

24

34

26

Derbyshire

25

25

24

Devon and Cornwall

61

Dorset

27

27

24

Durham

40

40

36

Dyfed-Powys

45

44

54

Essex

115

115

58

Gloucestershire

68

62

39

Greater Manchester

96

82

66

Gwent (1)

9

49

Hampshire

51

54

49

Hertfordshire

55

23

25

Humberside

38

35

41

Kent

46

32

31

Lancashire

111

102

77

Leicestershire

26

28

29

Lincolnshire

46

43

37

Metropolitan

134

Merseyside

53

52

43

Norfolk

37

Northamptonshire

11

12

11

Northumbria

36

North Wales

49

North Yorkshire

98

28

25

Nottinghamshire

62

64

46

South Wales(1)

163

138

114

South Yorkshire

88

84

70

Staffordshire

39

39

37

Suffolk

50

27

28

Surrey

32

30

32

Sussex

33

29

33

Thames Valley

50

53

63

Warwickshire

17

15

12

West Mercia

85

57

59

West Midlands

46

West Yorkshire

41

Wiltshire

42

28

27

Total (2)

n/a

n/a

1,791

(1) In 1996-97 South Wales police transferred nine police stations to Gwent. The nine stations have been included for Gwent for 1996-97, but the force made no fuller report for the year.
(2) Because several forces did not make returns in 1992 and 1997, direct comparison of totals with 2005 would be inappropriate.
(3 )Latest figures.

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Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his most recent estimate is of the number of (a) bicycles, (b) patrol cars and (c) motorcycles available to police forces in England and Wales. [88946]

John Reid: The information requested is not collected centrally.

Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the average fuel efficiency of the England and Wales police fleet; and what plans he has to improve fuel efficiency. [88947]

John Reid: Information on the fuel efficiency of police vehicles is not collected centrally. Police forces in England and Wales are expected to have a strategy for the management of their vehicle fleets. Each year HM Inspectorate of Constabulary assesses the contribution of that strategy to operational policing performance and the accountability of the fleet management for resource use and performance. Increased efficiency in fleet management, including increased fuel efficiency, will contribute to forces meeting their overall efficiency target.

Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the budget of North Yorkshire police was in each of the last 20 years (a) in cash terms and (b) at current prices. [89152]

Mr. McNulty: The available information is set out in the table.

Budgets for North Yorkshire
Budget requirement Change in cash terms Change in real terms
£000 £000 Percentage Percentage

1996-97

69,374

n/a

n/a

n/a

1997/98

71,594

2,220

3.2

0.3

1998-99

74,363

2,769

3.9

1.3

1999-2000

78,044

3,681

5.0

2.9

2000-01

81,000

2,956

3.8

2.3

2001-02

85,860

4,860

6.0

3.5

2002-03

93,142

7,282

8.5

5.2

2003-04

114,280

21,138

22.7

19.2

2004-05

122,000

7,720

6.8

3.9

2005-06

126,165

4,165

3.4

1.3

2005-06(1)

119,084

n/a

n/a

n/a

2006-07

122,894

3,810

3.2

0.7

(1) Adjusted for comparison following the transfer of pensions and security funding from general grant in 2006-07. Notes: Information prior to 1996-07 is not readily available Real terms at 2004-05 prices using GDP deflator at 30.06.06

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