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Mr. Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what part the teaching of abstinence in regard to sexual activity plays in Government policy on sexual health; and if he will make a statement. 
The Government believe that all young people should receive a balanced programme of sex and relationships education (SRE) at school, which encourages them to delay sexual activity until they are ready and prepares them to make responsible choices about their relationships when they do become sexually active.
In 2000, DfES issued non-statutory guidance to schools on the teaching of SRE. Schools are required to adhere to the principles set out in the guidance, although the exact content of each school's programmeand the resources used to support its deliveryare a matter for individual schools, following consultation with governors, parents and students.
The guidance recommends that SRE is delivered within the framework for Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and should help young people to develop: positive attitudes and values: the personal and social skills needed to manage relationships; and a knowledge and understanding of issues related to their sexual health.
Miss Melanie Johnson:
The Department has been in frequent contact with the Medical Research Council since 2001 in relation to the establishment of a clinical
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trial of quinacrine as a potential treatment for all forms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease(CJD). The trial is now under way. At the Department's request, the MRC is offering standardised clinical monitoring to those patients who choose to receive treatment with pentosan polysulphate.
In September 2004, the Chief Medical Officer asked the MRC to take responsibility for the CJD therapy advisory group, which has a remit to review research on potential treatments, and advise on priorities for clinical trial.
Mr. Connarty: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) activities and (b) methods his Department is adopting to make (i) women and (ii) the medical profession aware of the possibility that the von Willebrand's form of haemophilia can be the cause of women's bleeding disorders. 
Mr. Yeo: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects the necessary statutory processes and value-for-money assessments to be completed in relation to the Glossop Spur of the A628 Mottram to Tintswistle Bypass. 
Mr. Darling: The timetable for publishing draft Orders and taking forward the necessary statutory processes for this scheme is a matter for Tameside Metropolitan borough council, as local highway authority.
Charlotte Atkins: The Future of Air Transport" White Paper recognises the importance of ensuring that aviation meets its external costs, including its environmental costs. The UK has made it clear that tackling climate change will be a priority for our presidency of the EU in 2005. We believe that the best way of ensuring that aviation contributes towards the goal of climate stabilisation would be through a well-designed emissions trading regime. The European Commission has recently commissioned a study to look at options for aviation participating in the EU emission trading scheme. We intend to press for the inclusion of intra-EU air services in the EU scheme from 2008, or as soon as possible thereafter, and to make this a priority for our EU presidency. However, we will also continue to explore and discuss options for the use of other economic instruments.
Mr. Jamieson: We are keen to ensure that the design of the proposed car-sharing lane on the Ml motorway between Luton and St. Albans encourages compliance and that the system is as self-enforcing as possible. However experience at other sites both in this country and abroad suggests that some police or other official presence will be required for part of the time and we anticipate using this method of enforcement.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost of the enhanced early retirement scheme for civil servants in his Department and its agencies was in each year from 199798 to 200304 and what the estimated cost will be in each year from 200405 to 200708; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Darling: The Auxiliary Coastguard Team in the Swanage area do excellent work for the local community. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency will continue to provide an Auxiliary Coastguard Service in the Swanage area and is exploring the possibility of upgrading the facilities used by the Team.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total expenditure by his Department on external consultants was in (a) 199697 and (b) 200304; and what the estimated cost of employing external consultants will be in (i) 200405, (ii) 200506, (iii) 200607 and (iv) 200708. 
The Department was formed in May 2002. Detail of expenditure and estimated costs in future years for the central Department and agencies are shown in the following table.
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|Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency||2.9||5.1||3.2||2.0||(13)|
|Driving standards Agency||3.0||2.6||(13)||(13)||(13)|
|Marine and Coastguard Agency||0.7||0.5||0.6||(13)||(13)|
|Vehicle and Operator Services Agency||3.0||2.0||(13)||(13)||(13)|
|Vehicle Certification Agency||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1|
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