§ Mr. Luff
To ask the Secretary of state for the Home Department (1) how many cells in police stations have been closed in each of the last three years: and if he will make a statement; 
(2) how many police stations (a) have custody facilities and (b) have no such facilities; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Denham
It is an operational decision for the Chief Constable to determine the number of custody facilities/police cells required by his/her fore Information about the number of police stations with custody suites and the number of cell closures in each of the last three years is not held centrally and could ht obtained only at disproportionate cost.