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Question ref. S6W-08624
Asked by: Maurice Golden, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 19 May 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-08232 by Lorna Slater on 11 May 2022, whether it will provide a breakdown of the use of the reusable nappy vouchers that shows how (a) many have been used, (b) much the scheme has cost and (c) many families have switched permanently to reusable nappies.

Current status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 6 June 2022


Answer

The following table details the number of reusable nappies provided each year through the Baby Box reusable nappy voucher scheme and the cost.

Families who take up the nappy offer are offered a discounted package should they wish to continue with reusable nappies. From June 2020 – April 2022, 224 families have used the discount and purchased further reusable nappies. The supplier started recording the data from June 2020 and we do not have a record of voucher redemptions before that period.

Year

Total Nappy Vouchers Redeemed

Cost

2019 (starting from June)

4,912

£62,677.12

2020

7,192

£91,769.92

2021

5,864

£77,298.65

2022 (up to 30 th of April)

1,290

£18,229.72