HC Deb 23 April 1993 vol 223 cc254-5W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he expects to have the conclusions from his Department's research study of the physical interaction of fields from hand-held radio telephones and the human head; which other organisations are assisting his Department in this study; whether the full results of the study will be published; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Leigh

The project, called "Interaction of the Body with Radio Emissions from Hand Held Transceivers", is part of the LINK personal communications programme. Industry provides 50 per cent. of the funding; the Government contribution is provided by the DTI and the Science and Engineering Research Council. The project was launched in June 1992 and is due to complete by December 1995.

The four research organisations involved in this study are:

  • University of Bradford
  • Brunel University
  • University of Surrey, and
  • University Microwave Ltd.

It is managed by a team including officials from my Department, the National Radiological Protection Board, and Multiple Access Communications Ltd. A panel of independent monitors has also been appointed. On completion of the project a document summarising the results will be made public.