Sanitary Protection: Scotland

Women and Equalities written question – answered at on 8 January 2018.

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Photo of David Linden David Linden SNP Whip

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she has met her counterpart in the Scottish Government to discuss its initiative to provide sanitary products to women and girls on low incomes.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Minister of State (Education)

Officials at the Department for Education hold regular discussions with officials in the devolved administrations about the issue of sanitary protection provision in schools; the last meeting on this topic was held in November 2017 and the next discussion is due take place in January 2018. My hon. Friend, the Minister for Women and Equalities has not met her counterpart in the Scottish Government but has been updated on the discussions held. Officials in the Scottish Government have committed to update the Department for Education on all relevant initiatives, including their Aberdeen pilot when information about its impact and affordability becomes available.

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