Support for legislation on free period products
AN open letter calling for MSPs to support plans to provide free period products has been signed by dozens of charities, organisations and campaigners.
Scottish Labour’s Monica Lennon is pushing legislation to ensure sanitary products are made available on a universal basis, although the Scottish Government has argued a change in the law is not needed.
The letter welcomes the Government’s efforts to provide free period products in schools, colleges and universities but says there is “wide support across Parliament and civic Scotland” for giving women the legal right to access free tampons and sanitary towels.
A range of trade unions and Disability Equality Scotland are among more than 30 signatories to the letter.
Dr Sue Whitcombe gave evidence in Holyrood