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Female Genital Mutilation (Protection and Guidance) (Scotland) Act 2020

Inserted section 5L: Duration of orders

62.Section 5L provides that where the court specifies in a female genital mutilation protection order a period for which it is to have effect, the order has effect until the expiry of that period (unless the order is discharged under inserted section 5M or extended under inserted section 5N). If no period is specified the order has effect until the order is discharged under inserted section 5M. Where some provisions of the order are subject to time periods and other provisions are not, the order as a whole has effect until it is discharged.

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