Pupils: Sanitary Protection

Department for Education written question – answered on 28th March 2019.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2019 to Question 234252 on Pupils: Sanitary Protection, if he will publish the Government's timetable for the provision of free sanitary products in primary schools.

Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2019 to Question 234252 on Pupils: Sanitary Protection, what specific options his Department will consider for supporting primary school children in relation to period poverty.

Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

No one should be held back from reaching their potential because of their gender or background. That is why my right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in his Spring Statement on 13 March 2019 that the Department for Education will lead a scheme to provide access to free sanitary products in all secondary schools and colleges in England. The scheme will be rolled out during the next academic year. As the scheme develops, we will also consider providing free sanitary products in primary schools.

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