HC Deb 26 March 2004 vol 419 c1118W
Mr. Andrew Turner

: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidance is given to local planning authorities on the protection of wildlife and domestic animals from the adverse effects of telecommunications transmissions; and what his policy is on where the responsibility lies for the protection of wildlife from such transmissions. [164079]

Keith Hill

: The Government's statutory adviser, the National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB), has published guidelines on limiting exposure to electromagnetic radiation for the protection of human health. Following the recommendation made in the Stewart Report on Mobile Phones and Health in 2000 the Government adopted the international guidelines on public exposure set by the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) as a precautionary measure to limit electromagnetic radiation exposure from mobile phone base stations.

There is no separate advice for local planning authorities or policy on the exposure of wildlife and domestic animals to electromagnetic radiation.