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(d) During the calendar year 2006, there were 1,027 prisoners of all ages released from adult or juvenile custody in Northern Ireland. During the twelve months following the date of their release, 401 of these ex prisoners committed a proven offence. This represents a one year reoffending rate of 39.0 per cent.
(e) During the calendar year 2004, there were 886 prisoners of all ages released from adult or juvenile custody in Northern Ireland. During the three years following the date of their release, 557 of these ex prisoners committed a proven offence. This represents a three year reoffending rate of 62.9 per cent.
Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) for what reason he did not reply in writing to question 212556 on prosecutions for offences involving agricultural vehicles tabled by the hon. Member for Thurrock on 17 June 2008; and if he will make a statement; 
Paul Clark: Delivery of this scheme is related to planning conditions and is a matter for developers to take forward in line with plans for delivery of proposed housing, employment and leisure facilities in north Colchester. The road scheme must also complete the necessary statutory processes. In view of this, a precise start date is not currently available but work is expected to start in 2009, subject to a detailed review of engineering issues.
Paul Clark: Section 10 of the Concessionary Bus Travel Act 2007 contains a power to introduce mutual recognition of concessionary bus passes across the UK. We have no immediate plans to implement it at this stage. Introducing UK-wide recognition of passes would be a highly complex undertaking and not without cost.
The Government's immediate priority has been to improve the concessionary travel entitlement of those eligible in England and I feel it would be useful to have a period of stability while the new England-wide concession beds in.
Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people in the East Riding of Yorkshire have a concessionary bus pass for over 60-year-olds; and if he will make a statement. 
The last information held by the Department was that as of 30 November this year, East Riding of Yorkshire's card supplier had dispatched 62,781 new smartcard concessionary passes for older and disabled people.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will place in the Library copies of correspondence his Department has had with (a) UK Members of the European Parliament and (b) the European Commissioner on the proposal to limit emissions from new cars to 120g of carbon dioxide for every kilometre travelled by 2012. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The UK has been fully involved in negotiations on the European new car CO2 regulationwhich would set an average (not limit) of 130gCO2/km by 2012both with the European Commission and the European Parliament. In the years since the Commissions intention to legislate was first made public, many items of correspondenceestimated at several hundred pieces of informationhave been exchanged: these cannot be easily distinguished from other policy items without incurring disproportionate cost. Details of correspondence with MEPs are not normally disclosed.
Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of its capacity to adapt to climate change; and what plans he has to publish a climate change adaptation strategy. 
Government are working on measures to mitigate climate change, for example in transport we
have played a key role in negotiations on new car efficiency standards and worked in Europe to include aviation in the European Emissions Trading Scheme. However, we recognise we must plan to adapt to those changes in climate that are unavoidable and their impacts on Britains transport network.
As part of our Delivering a Sustainable Transport System strategy, published in November 2008 and on which we are currently consulting, we have included adapting to climate change through investing in programmes and projects that enable us to adapt the transport system over time to anticipated changing demands in the changing climate. Further details are available at:
Working closely with Network Rail in designing methodologies to ensure renewal work incorporates increased resilience and that the network can withstand future climate related events.
Establishing a cross-rail industry forum and commissioning research to identify and address challenges to the railway and produce hazard maps highlighting vulnerable areas,
Completing research on adapting materials and techniques in highway works to the changing climate which will be published, by the Highways Agency, as a guide for local authorities.
The Highways Agencys assessment of how to manage the risks from climate change to its strategic road network and has already improved drainage and road surface standards to increase resilience.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicles (a) used and (b) were predicted before the start of the year to use the Dartford River Crossing in each of the last 12 months which paid by (i) cash and (ii) Dart Tag; and how many used the crossing in each month of the previous 12 months and paid by cash. 
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