Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill passed

Date: 9th December 2020
Category: Basic Health and Welfare

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MSPs unanimously voted to pass the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill, making Scotland the first country in the world to make it a legal right to access free period products.

Under the Bill:

  • Scottish Government must set up a Scotland-wide scheme to allow anyone who needs period products to get them free of charge.
  • Schools, colleges and universities must make a range of period products available for free in their toilets.
  • Scottish Government will have the power to make other public bodies provide period products for free.

Discover more about the Bill here.