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Leukaemia

Volume 167: debated on Monday 12 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy (1) if he will meet the chairman of the Central Electricity Generating Board to discuss the timetable for publication of the study commissioned by the board in 1988 into electro-magnetic fields emanating from power lines and the incidence of adult leukaemia;(2) if during his next meeting with the chairman of the Central Electricity Generating Board, he will discuss the publication date of the report it commissioned into the link between electro-magnetic fields emanating from power lines and adult leukaemia.

The national grid division of the CEGB is managing this work on behalf of the electricity supply industry. It is supporting investigations by independent researchers of good standing and it is expected that the results will be published in due course in scientific journals following the normal peer review process.