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Consumer Protection Bill 2007

Section 88(8) (8) If— (a) it is alleged that a trader who is a signatory to a code of practice with the approval of the Agency under this section has contravened this Act or a complaint is made to the Agency in relation to a commercial practice of that trader, and (b) the approved code of practice referred to in paragraph (a) provides for procedures or a means of handling or considering such contraventions or complaints, then the Agency may defer consideration of the complaint or the court may defer hearing an application for a prohibition order under section 71 (respecting prohibition orders) or an action for damages under section 74 (respecting a consumer’s right of action for damages) until the means or procedures referred to in paragraph (b) have been exhausted.