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Period Products (Free Provision) Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Section 6: Statement on arrangements

As soon is reasonably practicable after guidance is first issued by a department under section 5, each specified public service body is to publish a written statement describing how it has had regard to the guidance, and consulted on and developed its arrangements for the provision of free period products (section 6(1) and (4)). It can publish subsequent statements at any time in the future.

Before drafting the statement, the body must consult those likely to access period products in its premises, including on the ways in which free period products should be obtainable, where they should be obtainable and what types of products should be obtainable. Individuals who may need to obtain period products in the future should be consulted. This will ensure, for example, that younger pupils in a school will have a say in how the products they will need to access in the future are made obtainable (section 6(3).

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