Period Products (Free Provision) Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 – Departmental Regulations Consultation

Closed 9 Mar 2023

Opened 5 Jan 2023


The Department for Communities (DfC) is consulting with all Arm’s Length Bodies (ALB's) and corporate soles, in respect to its duty under Section 2 of the 'Period Products (Free Provision) Act (Northern Ireland) 2022' which requires that all Departments must specify by regulations ‘Public Service Bodies’ within its functions.  All Public Service Bodies must establish and maintain arrangements to ensure that period products are obtainable, free of charge within their premises.

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The Department intends to specify itself as a ‘Public Service Body’ for the purpose of section 2 and will list Departmental ALBs and two corporate soles within the regulations as ‘Public Service Bodies’.  This consultation questionnaire is to determine if you agree to be listed as a 'Public Service Body'. 

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