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Mobile Phone Masts

Volume 405: debated on Monday 19 May 2003

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10.20 pm

Mobile phone masts and other antennae have become a source of great anxiety to our constituents. It is yet another subject about which the Government are not listening to people and the Opposition are listening to them. Our constituents want more say about the location of mobile phone masts. They want to protect their interests and those of their children, hence the petition, which states:

To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.
The humble Petition of Mrs. Hughes, Councillor Kate Meager, Councillor David Cross and others of like disposition sheweth
That local residents seek greater controls over the siting of mobile phones and other antennae and are concerned about the impact of these on the health and well being of residents, particularly children, and on the street scene.
Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your honourable House shall urge the Government to give more control over mobile phone masts and other such antennae to local communities through local planning procedures and local councillors.
And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

To lie upon the Table.