HC Deb 27 January 2004 vol 417 cc267-8W
Mr. Chidgey

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which recommendations of the National Radiological Protection Board report on health and safety issues of terrestrial trunked radio have been implemented. [149177]

Ms Blears

[holding answer 22 January 2004]The Home Office took expert advice from the National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB) independent Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation (AGNIR) on the health aspects of TETRA technology. The AGNIR experts concluded that on the basis of current evidence, it was unlikely that TETRA posed a hazard to health. They also made a number of recommendations for further research on remaining areas of uncertainty. No research on masts was suggested. The AGNIR recommendations have been taken forward by the Mobile Telecommunications Research Programme and by the Home Office. Regularly updated information is available at www.homeoffice.gov.uk/docs/tetra.html.

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