Pupils: Sanitary Protection

Treasury written question – answered on 18th March 2019.

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Photo of Angela Rayner Angela Rayner Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Spring Statement, how much additional funding he has allocated for the provision of free sanitary products in secondary schools and colleges in the 2019-20 academic year.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The Government is committed to tackling period poverty in schools, and the damaging impact it can have on girls’ education. At the Spring Statement the Chancellor announced that the Department for Education will lead work to develop a national scheme in England to provide free sanitary products in schools and colleges. The government will fully fund this commitment and precise funding arrangements will be confirmed as part of the 2019 Spending Review.

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