WQ87481 (e) Tabled on 13/02/2023

How much has been spent to date providing sanitary products on the Senedd estate and what is the anticipated ongoing cost of this initiative?

Answered by Senedd Commission | Answered on 03/03/2023

Joyce Watson MS on behalf of the Senedd Commission:

Following consideration of a proposal from Trade Union Side colleagues, the Commission‘s Executive Board  agreed to provide free sanitary products on the Senedd estate for anyone who needs them with effect from 2 December 2022. 

The costs of providing supplies (including stock not yet utilised) for this service to date are £4,300.  The Senedd has removed the sanitary vending machines that were leased previously at a cost of £5,000pa.  The costs of provision will in part be offset by these savings. 

As it is a new service, the Commission will be actively monitoring the costs of this service over the year, based on usage and provision of supplies.