Tuesday 16 April 2019 / 11:32 AM Education

Government forced to adopt Labour policy on period poverty

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, commenting on the government’s announcement they will provide free women’s sanitary products in primary schools, said:

“The government has been forced to adopt Labour policy, so this is a victory for all those who have been campaigning for years on this issue. We cannot allow period poverty to be a barrier to girls getting the education they deserve.

“Ministers now need to confirm how schools can access the scheme and what funding will provided. After years of cuts, the government must be clear that schools won’t have to pick up the bill.”Ends


Notes for editors

Labour’s £10m pledge to tackle ‘period poverty’ (BBC, 26 September 2017): https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41402914