§ 22. Mr. Simpson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the correlation between people living close to electricity pylons and the incidence of cancer.
§ Mr. Sackville
The National Radiological Protection Board's advisory group reported on electromagnetic fields and the risk of cancer at the end of March this year. It concluded that there is no firm evidence of a carcinogenic hazard from the normal levels of power frequency electromagnetic fields to which people are exposed. The report will be referred to the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment.