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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. 
|Police Stations Per 1,000 Population|
|English Shire Authorities||English Metropolitan Authorities||London Authorities||All English Authorities||Welsh Authorities|
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.
Population figuresOffice for National Statistics.
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. 
|Total number of police stations in each force|
|As at March:|
|1992||1997||( 3) 2005|
|(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.
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. 
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. 
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.
|Budgets for North Yorkshire|
|Budget requirement||Change in cash terms||Change in real terms|
|(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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