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Sage Report

Volume 455: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the Sage Report on Cautionary Principles on Power Lines will be published. (117337)

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The stakeholder advisory group on extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic fields (EMF) (SAGE) is jointly sponsored by the Department of Health, the charity Children with Leukaemia and National Grid plc. The aim of SAGE is to bring together stakeholders to identify and explore the implications for a precautionary approach to ELF EMF and make practical recommendations for precautionary measures. Its terms of reference and ways of working are described on the website The SAGE process has been running since 2004 and the website indicates that it is expected to produce its first report this year although no specific date has been set.