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PROVISION OF SANITARY PRODUCTS THROUGH PRESCRIPTION OR VOUCHERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1211: tabled on 08 March 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House believes that no-one should have to go without sanitary products during menstruation; recognises that many women in poverty are unable to afford sanitary towels and tampons and are ashamed to ask food banks for assistance; recommends that sanitary goods be made available without charge either through free prescriptions or through a voucher scheme similar to Healthy Start; is concerned that women are at risk of significant health problems without proper sanitary goods; and supports the breaking down of the taboo that still surrounds menstruation.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.