The Minister for Women and Equalities Was Asked: Period Poverty

Mike Wood: What discussions has the Minister had with ministerial colleagues at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport about bids to address period poverty through the tampon tax fund?

 

Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

The Government set up the tampon tax fund from the 5% VAT that is charged on sanitary products. The fund serves many charities, but it is particularly helping the Brook Young People project, which I welcome.