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I think this is a point open to debate, and, as I said earlier, the policy of the PCC has varied over the years on this issue, but currently, rightly or wrongly, they tend to take the view that a complainant has a choice of either taking legal action or pursuing a complaint through the PCC. If we were to introduce an arbitration arm, you would not expect someone to be both going through the arbitration arm of the PCC and going to the courts at the same time, I would have thought.

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