§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police stations there were in Wales in(a) 1976, (b) 1996 and (c) at the last available date. 
§ Mr. Boateng
The information requested is not collected centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. An alphabetical list of police 367W stations in Wales and the rest of the United Kingdom can be found in the gazetteer of the Police and Constabulary Almanac, a copy of which is in the Library.
An Audit Commission study of police force estates has been collecting information on the current number of police stations, by force, in England and Wales. The Report is due to be published in the Spring.