HC Deb 20 November 2000 vol 357 c45W
Dr. Julian Lewis

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the health risks involved in the use of mobile telephones(a) with and (b) without hands-free kits. [137931]

Yvette Cooper

The Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones (the Stewart group) was set up at the request of the previous Minister for Public Health to investigate the public health implications of mobile phone technologies. The group's report was published on 11 May and copies are in the Library. The report included a number of recommendations which are being taken forward by the Government. These include a commitment to initiate a comprehensive independent programme of research with a budget of several million pounds.

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