HC Deb 03 November 2003 vol 412 c448W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent, North (Ms Walley) of 4 June 2003,Official Report, column 462W, on the Terrestrial Trunked Radio System, what reports he has received from police officers of ill health effects which they attribute to TETRA. [134738]

Ms Blears

The Home Office has received no reports from police officers of ill-health effects which they attribute to TETRA. We were however made aware by representatives of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and the Police Federation that some early users of the system were concerned about potential health effects of the TETRA technology. We have addressed these concerns by taking independent expert advice and setting up a long-term research programme. The experts concluded that it was unlikely that TETRA technology could lose a risk to health, and this has been confirmed by the research results to date. More information can be found at www.homeoffice.gov.uk/docs/tetra.html.