§ Mr. Willis
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on how the national curriculum promotes awareness of sustainable development. 
§ Mr. Miliband
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is a statutory part of the programmes of study for Science, Geography, Design and Technology and Citizenship within the National Curriculum. The Department and the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) also encourage schools to consider sustainable development issues within the teaching of all subjects. Since 2001, the Department has funded QCA to provide on-line guidance for teachers.