[(1) In this section “offence” means—
(a) an offence under this Act,
(b) an offence under subordinate legislation made under this Act, or
(c) an offence under Part 7 of the Financial Services Act 2012 (offences relating to financial services).]
(2) Proceedings for an offence may be instituted in England and Wales only—
(a) by the [appropriate regulator] or the Secretary of State; or
(b) by or with the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
(3) Proceedings for an offence may be instituted in Northern Ireland only—
(a) by the [appropriate regulator] or the Secretary of
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