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

Section 4: Offences: consequential modification

100.Section 4 of the Act modifies section 5 of the 2005 Act to take account of the new offences created by this Act, to ensure that that section only applies to offences under section 1 or 3 of the 2005 Act. There are separate penalty provisions for the new offences created by this Act at inserted sections 5Q(7) and 5R(5).

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