5G concerns

While I believe it is vital that the UK has the digital infrastructure it needs to compete and grow in the modern economy, it is important that we do closely look at any risks associated with new technology whether that be security or health risks. 5G is still in its development stages and is likely to be rolled out very slowly as part of a patchwork of technologies, including those already in use, such as 4G, Wi-Fi, as well as 5G new radio.
 
Considerable research has been carried out on radio waves and I understand that existing technical standards, which take into account international guidelines and research on non-ionizing radiation, are expected to be followed throughout the development of 5G products and networks. I am assured that as 5G continues to develop, the Government will work with Public Health England to monitor available evidence and take any necessary action and I will want to see evidence of its safety before it is rolled out on any large scale basis.