Energy and Climate Change CommitteeWritten evidence submitted by Rose Hunt (SMR52)

I am very concerned about your plans to roll out smart meters without any proper consultation. Many members of the public are unaware of the implications, and I would urge you to investigate the safety (in radiation terms) of these products and do a proper risk assessment, and also advise relevant bodies of the compensation levels you have allocated in the event of any adverse affects to individuals.

I would urge you to consider the necessity for individuals to be able to choose whether or not they wish to accept the introduction of any device that can introduce EMF radiation or in any way change the internal environment in which we live.

Concerns about individual freedom and liberty are also an issue here—monitoring of activity in the home is clearly data that could be useful to legitimate and non-legitimate organisations and people, and I would ask you to reassure us on this point as well.

February 2013

Prepared 26th July 2013