5G: Solihull

Department for Science, Innovation and Technology written question – answered at on 15 January 2024.

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Photo of Julian Knight Julian Knight Independent, Solihull

To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what data her Department holds on the number of 5G mobile signal towers that have been constructed in Solihull constituency.

Photo of Julia Lopez Julia Lopez Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office), The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)

The Government published the Wireless Infrastructure Strategy in April 2023, which set out the steps we will take to ensure that all parts of the UK have the wireless connectivity they need to unlock opportunities for growth and prosperity. This included setting out our new nationwide ambition to deliver high-quality, standalone 5G to all populated areas by 2030.

Information relating to the number and location of mast sites is not held by the Government.

However, under planning regulations, local authorities must grant permission for the installation of new masts; some local authorities may keep a register of mast sites.

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