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Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act 2021

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1Local authorities to ensure period products generally obtainable free of charge

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(1)Each local authority must ensure that, within its area, period products are obtainable free of charge (in accordance with arrangements established and maintained by the local authority) by all persons who need to use them.

(2)The period products obtainable free of charge by a person under such arrangements (whether obtained under one or more than one local authority’s arrangements) are to be sufficient products to meet the person’s needs while in Scotland.

(3)Arrangements established and maintained under subsection (1)—

(a)must include provision under which period products are obtainable by another person on behalf of the person who needs to use them,

(b)may, where they include provision under which period products may be delivered to a person, require the person to pay costs associated with packing and delivery (except where the person could not reasonably obtain products in accordance with the arrangements in any other way).

(4)For the purposes of subsection (2), the needs of a person who lives in Scotland are to be regarded as all arising while in Scotland.

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