HC Deb 26 February 2002 vol 380 c1242W
Mr. Heath

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the process is to ensure that tetra base stations comply with relevant guidelines on limits of exposure to the public. [36594]

Mr. Denham

Terrestrial Trunked Radio System (TETRA) base stations for the police service are installed by the telecommunications operator for Airwave, mm02 which must comply with planning regulations and health and safety guidelines.

The Radiocommunications Agency (RA) of the Department for Trade and Industry (DTI) is currently conducting a programme of checks on airwave base stations to ensure that the guidelines on limits of exposure are being met. The RA currently expect to publish the results obtained from the first six base stations tested on their website in mid June 2002. The extent of further work will be determined once the data obtained from these tests have been fully analysed.