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

Section 7: Ancillary provision under the 2005 Act

105.Section 7 inserts a new section into the 2005 Act. Inserted section 7B provides that the Scottish Ministers may by regulations make such ancillary provision (that is, incidental, supplementary, consequential, transitional, transitory and saving provision) as they consider appropriate in connection with the 2005 Act. Such regulations may amend primary legislation, including the 2005 Act itself. Where they do so, they will be subject to the affirmative procedure. Where they do not, the negative procedure will apply.

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