Period Poverty

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 12th January 2021.

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Photo of Alex Davies-Jones Alex Davies-Jones Labour, Pontypridd

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle period poverty.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Government Equalities Office has responsibility for the period poverty taskforce. The Department of Health and Social Care, along with other Government departments, is committed to tackling period poverty. To support this, NHS England announced in March 2019 that it will offer period products to every hospital patient who needs them.

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