Rejected petition Ban all 5G wireless/mobile network masts from Wales because of health and environmental concerns
We, the undersigned, call on the Welsh Parliament to urge the Welsh Government, which has committed to the goals of the Well-being of Future Generations Act (2015) and to the remit of the Environment (Wales) Act (2016), to use their powers to immediately stop and ban the roll out of 5G and any further more powerful future 'Generation' wireless mobile network towers and masts from Wales. There's overwhelming evidence of the harmful effects of this technology on humans and on the environment
5G+ will massively increase exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields radiation (RF-EMF's). An 'International appeal to stop 5G' (https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/the-appeal) has been signed by over 289,000 scientists, doctors, environmental organizations and citizens from 211 nations and territories as of May 27th, 2020 – one of the increasing number of such appeals. There's also up to 10,000 peer reviewed papers on the dangers of RF-EMF's which includes 5G technology.
Some of the effects from 5G are said to include: lowered immune system, altered gene expression, cancers, DNA damage, and changes to the reproductive system to name but a few. Dr Sarah Starkey PhD, MSc, has also shown in her written evidence that there is a serious conflict of interest in terms of those who advise local and national government as well as the actual advise given. Under the scientific precautionary principle alone, the Welsh government has a duty to stop 5G + roll out in Wales.
Why was this petition rejected?
It’s about something that the Senedd or Welsh Government is not responsible for.
The Government of Wales Act 2006 establishes the extent of the Senedd’s power to make new laws and amend existing law (also known as legislative competence). Schedules 7A and 7B of the 2006 Act set out the issues which are ‘restricted’ or ‘reserved’ - i.e. areas where the UK Parliament, not the Senedd, can legislate.
Powers relating to the 5G network are reserved to the UK Parliament, as ‘Telecommunications’, under heading C9 of Schedule 7A. As a result, it is not possible for the Senedd to take the action called for by your petition.
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