§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what studies have been(a) sponsored or (b) undertaken within her Department on the potential risks of overhead power cables and electricity transmission stations; and in what form these have been published.
§ Mr. Sackville
The Department funds the National Radiological Protection Board which undertakes a programme of research into the effects on health of electromagnetic radiation. This includes sources of EM radiation such as power lines and electrical equipment. The board publishes its work in various documents, reports and other scientific forms.