Lib Dems declare support for Period Poverty Member’s Bill

Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today voiced his support for Monica Lennon’s Member’s Bill, which would require schools, colleges and universities to ensure free access to sanitary products.

Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

“Monica Lennon’s Bill is a welcome next step on the march to stamp out period poverty in Scotland.

“It’s unthinkable that women in this country are forced to use rags or clothes when they don’t have sufficient funds to buy sanitary products. It can only been seen as a logical move for health boards, schools, local authorities and other organisations to set out plans for how best to provide women with the supplies they need.

“We should be ashamed that girls are missing out on their education because they feel they have to stay home and nurses are being relied on to provide patients with sanitary products out of their own pockets or personal supplies.

“This is not the equality we seek.”

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