House of Commons
PROCUREMENT OF ECO-FRIENDLY MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS TO END PERIOD POVERTY IN SCHOOLS
EDM #2511
Tabled 19 June 2019
2017-19 Session
That this house welcomes the Government's announcement of period poverty funding which will fight stigma around menstruation and provide free period products in primary and secondary schools across England; notes that 4.3 billion disposable menstrual products are used in the UK every year and an estimated 2.5 million tampons and 1.4 million sanitary towels are flushed down the toilet every day; is concerned that the period poverty funding could be spent on brands which contain up to 90% plastic that ends up in landfill and the sea and takes centuries to break down; is gravely concerned that marine wildlife is at serious risk from plastic pollution with our oceans at crisis point; notes that during the Marine Conservation Society Great British Beach Clean 2018, on the 294 beaches across England that were cleaned and surveyed, volunteers found on average 249 tampon applicators and 242 panty liners; calls on the Government to set out that the definition of an appropriate range of period products as referred to in the recently published invitation to tender for the procurement of free sanitary products in schools means eco-friendly, sustainable tampons and pads and the inclusion of reusable menstrual products; and urges the Government not to miss this opportunity to tackle period poverty and the single use plastic crisis simultaneously.

Signatures (65)

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.
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
20 June 2019
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
20 June 2019
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
20 June 2019
Drew, Dr David
Labour
20 June 2019
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
20 June 2019
Whitfield, Martin
Labour
21 June 2019
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
24 June 2019
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
24 June 2019
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
24 June 2019
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
24 June 2019
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
25 June 2019
Grogan, John
Labour
25 June 2019
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
26 June 2019
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
26 June 2019
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
26 June 2019
George, Ruth
Labour
27 June 2019
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
01 July 2019
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
01 July 2019
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
01 July 2019
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
02 July 2019
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
02 July 2019
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
03 July 2019
Field, Frank
Independent
03 July 2019
Hayes, Helen
Labour
03 July 2019
Sobel, Alex
Labour
03 July 2019
Western, Matt
Labour
03 July 2019
Benn, Hilary
Labour
03 July 2019
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
05 July 2019
McMorrin, Anna
Labour
08 July 2019
Williams, Dr Paul
Labour
09 July 2019
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
10 July 2019
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
11 July 2019
Umunna, Chuka
Liberal Democrat
11 July 2019
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
16 July 2019
West, Catherine
Labour
17 July 2019
Glindon, Mary
Labour
22 July 2019
Gapes, Mike
Change UK - The Independent Group
22 July 2019
Green, Kate
Labour
22 July 2019
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
24 July 2019
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
08 August 2019
Forbes, Ms Lisa
Labour
13 August 2019
Daby, Janet
Labour
14 August 2019
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
26 August 2019
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
27 August 2019
Lucas, Ian C.
Labour
27 August 2019
McGinn, Conor
Labour
28 August 2019
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
03 September 2019
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
03 September 2019
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
03 September 2019
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
03 September 2019
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
03 September 2019
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
03 September 2019
Hermon, Lady
Independent
03 September 2019
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
04 September 2019
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
04 September 2019
Jones, Ruth
Labour
04 September 2019
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
05 September 2019
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
05 September 2019
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
09 September 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion