Period products in Scotland could become free

Caitlin O'Kane
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Scottish Parliament has approved stage one of a plan to make all period products free in Scotland. On Tuesday, all parties backed the Period Products (Free Provision) Scotland Bill, which was introduced by representative Monica Lennon.

Period products are funded in schools, colleges and universities in Scotland, but the bill would further fight what is known as "period poverty," by making all period products completely free "for anyone who needs them," BBC News reports.

While stage one of the bill passed, some Members of Scottish Parliament felt there was still a "huge amount of work to do" and the government is expected to make amendments addressing their "significant" concerns, according to BBC. One concern is that it would cost about £24 million, or more than $31 million annually.

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