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Layla Moran to amend Finance Bill on period poverty

by Steve Beasant on 20 November, 2017

Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Layla Moran is to table amendments to the Finance Bill if the budget does not contain any measures to tackle period poverty.

Layla Moran MP said:

“One in ten girls can’t afford hygiene products. Girls are skipping school and missing out on their education while on their period, or using unsuitable substitutes because they cannot afford to buy basic sanitary protection.

“In some schools, teachers are having to buy supplies out of their own pockets while food banks are increasingly being asked for sanitary products.

“In a country as prosperous as Britain it is an outrage that we can’t afford an absolute maximum of £10m s year for this. A growing number of MPs across the House have said they agree with me and we intend to force the government to do the right thing.”

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