Free sanitary product bill could hit £24m
PROVIDING free sanitary products for all women who need them could cost more than £24million a year, the Scottish Government has estimated.
Labour MSP Monica Lennon is pushing legislation that would require ministers to ensure free period products are made available on a universal basis.
The Scottish Government said high uptake could result in annual costs of £24.1m – more than double the £9.7m estimated by Ms Lennon.
Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell told the Labour MSP: “The costs that you have put through are not reflective of the actual costs.”