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Health Concerns And Siting Of Telecommunication Masts

EDM number 1617 in 1997-98, proposed by Joan Walley on 28/07/1998.

That this House recognises the expansion of the telecommunications industry; considers that technological change is outpacing the current regulatory planning framework; further notes that the precautionary approach to decision making adopted in the Maastricht Treaty was ratified more recently than recent telecommunications legislation or the last full DETR revision of planning policy guidance; acknowledges the growing concerns of a number of local communities on aesthetic and public health grounds which include concerns over possible links to short term memory loss, and other illness from the siting of masts on sites and buildings which include school premises; notes the views expressed in the Irish Government conference in Dublin on 6th March; being mindful of further EU and WHO research not reporting until the next century, calls for a more precautionary approach to the siting of masts and for further research into low energy electromagnetic fields; and calls on the DTI and DETR to investigate and take account of these concerns and further consider what environmental action and advisory guidance to local government planning authorities is needed.

This motion has been signed by a total of 28 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Joan Walley28/07/1998Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourProposed
Lindsay Hoyle29/07/1998ChorleyLabourSigned
Terry Lewis29/07/1998WorsleyLabourSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe29/07/1998LeighLabourSigned
Harry Barnes29/07/1998North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Paul Tyler29/07/1998North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis29/07/1998Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt30/07/1998Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis30/07/1998Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Bill Michie30/07/1998Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Bill Etherington31/07/1998Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Norman Baker02/09/1998LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell19/10/1998Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
John Austin20/10/1998Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Maria Eagle20/10/1998Liverpool, GarstonLabourSigned
Eric Clarke20/10/1998MidlothianLabourSigned
Vincent Cable20/10/1998TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Ashok Kumar20/10/1998Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
Stephen Hesford20/10/1998Wirral WestLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders20/10/1998TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Campbell21/10/1998TynemouthLabourSigned
Ken Livingstone21/10/1998Brent EastLabourSigned
Nigel Jones21/10/1998CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer26/10/1998KeighleyLabourSigned
Andrew George26/10/1998St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell04/11/1998Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Alasdair Morgan05/11/1998Galloway & Upper NithsdaleScottish National PartySigned
Jackie Lawrence17/11/1998Preseli PembrokeshireLabourSigned

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