Search Legislation

Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act 2021

Parliamentary History

36.The following table sets out, for each Stage of the proceedings in the Scottish Parliament on the Bill for this Act, the dates on which the proceedings at that Stage took place, and references to the Official Report of those proceedings. It also shows the dates on which Committee reports and other papers relating to the Bill were published, and gives references to those reports and other papers.

Draft proposal – lodged 11 August 2017Proposed Sanitary Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill
Final proposal – lodged 7 March 2018
Bill (as introduced) – 23 April 2019SP Bill 45, Session 5 (2019)
SPICe briefing on the Bill (as introduced) – published 30 October 2019SPICe briefing SB 19-67
(a) Lead committee – Local Government and Communities Committee
32nd meeting, 2019, 18 December 2019Columns 2-54
1st meeting, 2020, 8 January 2020Columns 2-31
2nd meeting, 2020, 15 January 2020Columns 2-46
Stage 1 report – 5 February 20202nd Report, 2020 (Session 5), SP Paper 668
(b) Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
Report on the Bill: Stage 1 – 19 December 201967th Report, 2019 (Session 5), SP Paper 653
(c) Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 1 debate – 25 February 2020Columns 20-68
Local Government and Communities Committee
Stage 2 proceedings – 28 October 2020Columns 3-28
Bill (as amended at Stage 2) – (date)SP Bill 45A, Session 5 (2020)
Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
Report on the Bill (as amended at Stage 2) – 23 November 202068th Report, 2020 (Session 5), SP Paper 862
Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 3 proceedings – 24 November 2020Columns 65-91
Bill (as passed) – 24 November 2020SP Bill 45B, Session 5 (2020)
12 January 2021Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act 2021 (asp 1)

Back to top


Print Options


Explanatory Notes

Text created by the Scottish Government to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Acts of the Scottish Parliament except those which result from Budget Bills.


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources