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(1)Girl includes woman.
(2)A United Kingdom national is an individual who is—
(a)a British citizen, a British overseas territories citizen, a British National (Overseas) or a British Overseas citizen,
(b)a person who under the British Nationality Act 1981 (c. 61) is a British subject, or
(c)a British protected person within the meaning of that Act.
(3)A permanent United Kingdom resident is an individual who is settled in the United Kingdom (within the meaning of the Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77)).
(4)This section has effect for the purposes of this Act.
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