HC Deb 04 March 2002 vol 381 c124 10.14 pm
Bob Spink (Castle Point)

Residents of Silverpoint Marine on Canvey Island are deeply concerned about the proposed positioning of a mobile phone antenna in their small community. They are particularly worried about the longer-term health implications for the children who live and play in the vicinity of the proposed antenna site. Although they accept that there is no evidence at the moment of such antennae causing significant damage to children, they believe that there is no evidence that there will be no such damage in the longer term. They also believe, therefore, that a safety-first approach is appropriate.

This small community's petition was compiled by Jayne Gough, Samantha Duffield, Nicola Dowsett and others. It states: To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled. The Humble Petition of Mrs. Samantha Duffield and Mrs. Nicola Dowsett, residents, and others of like disposition sheweth That residents and others connected with Canvey Island object to the siting of a mobile phone mast at Prout Holdings, Canvey Island and are deeply concerned that the long term health implications of such a mast, particularly on children living and playing in the area, are as yet unknown. Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House shall urge Castle Point Borough Council to reject the planning application for the mast. And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

To lie upon the Table.

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