Final provisions

9Key definitions

In this Act—

(a)“period products” means manufactured articles the purpose of which is to absorb or collect menstrual flow,

(b)types of period products include tampons, sanitary towels and articles which are reusable,

(c)references to a person’s needs (including to a pupil’s or a student’s needs) are references to the person’s needs for period products arising from menstruation by the person.


(1)In this Act—

(2)In subsection (1)—


(1)Sections 9, 10 and 12 and this section come into force on the day after Royal Assent.

(2)The other provisions of this Act come into force on such day within the period of 2 years beginning with the day of Royal Assent as the Scottish Ministers may by regulations appoint.

(3)Regulations under subsection (2) may—

(a)include transitional, transitory or saving provision,

(b)make different provision for different purposes.

12Short title

The short title of this Act is the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act 2021.