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FREE PROVISION OF SANITARY PRODUCTS FOR GIRLS FROM LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 325: tabled on 14 September 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is deeply concerned that girls in the UK are missing time in school because of a lack of access to sanitary products; recognises the unaffordable cost of sanitary products for some low-income individuals and families; notes that this is a hidden problem that some girls may find difficult to discuss, and as such the number of girls affected is likely to be higher than any estimates available; applauds the brilliant work of charities and organisations alike who have been trying to address the issue through charitable donations and distribution of sanitary products; and calls on the Government to take immediate action to ensure that girls are not prevented from going to school because they do not have access to sanitary products, including the provision of free sanitary products in schools for those girls needing them.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2017
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2018
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 November 2017
Dunfermline and West Fife
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2017
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2017
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 October 2017
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2017
High Peak
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 January 2018
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 10 October 2017
North Down
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2017
Hartlepool
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2017
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2017
Knowsley
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 18 October 2017
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 November 2017
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2017
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2017
St Helens South and Whiston
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2017
Brighton, Kemptown
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 October 2017
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 October 2017
Strangford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2018
Huddersfield
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2017
Central Ayrshire
Reeves, Ellie
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2018
Lewisham West and Penge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.