Date lodged: 30 January 2018
To ask the Scottish Government when it will begin the provision of free sanitary products in schools, and how it will (a) work with and (b) support local authorities in carrying this out.
Answered by: Angela Constance 19 February 2018
Our Programme for Government commitment is to provide access to free sanitary products in schools, colleges and universities from August this year. Through our Access to Free Sanitary Products Working Group, the Scottish Government is currently exploring delivery options with key stakeholders, including COSLA. We are also in discussions to agree an appropriate level of financial support to enable effective delivery.