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(1)A person who aids, abets, counsels, procures or incites—
(a)a person to commit an offence under section 1;
(b)another person to perform an action mentioned in section 1(2) in relation to the whole or any part of that other person’s own labia majora, labia minora, prepuce of the clitoris, clitoris or vagina; or
(c)a person who is not a United Kingdom national or permanent United Kingdom resident to do a relevant act of genital mutilation outside the United Kingdom,
commits an offence.
(2)An act is a relevant act of genital mutilation if it would, if done by a United Kingdom national or permanent United Kingdom resident, constitute an offence under section 1.
(3)No offence under subsection (1)(c) is committed if the relevant act of genital mutilation—
(a)is an action mentioned in section 1(4); and
(b)is performed by a person who, in relation to the action, is an approved person or provides services corresponding to those of an approved person.
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