CONTROL OF OBSCENE AND INDECENT ARTICLES ORDINANCE
(1) Subject to section 17(2), where an article is submitted under section 13 a Tribunal shall-
(a) consider it in private and without the attendance of the applicant or any other person and, within 5 days of that submission, make an interim classification in respect of that article; or
(b) subject to subsection (2), if at the expiry of the period mentioned in paragraph (a) it has not made an interim assessment, consider that application as if it were a requirement for a full hearing under section 15.
(2) The presiding magistrate may, at any time during the period mentioned in subsection (1)(a), extend that period by any period not exceeding 5 days and shall give notice of that extension to the applicant.
(3) Subject to section 7(3), a Tribunal- (Amended 73 of 1995 s. 4)
(a) shall not be required to give any reasons for any interim classification; (Added 73 of 1995 s. 4)
(b) may give guidance to the applicant in relation to the article submitted; and (Added 73 of 1995 s. 4)
(c) shall identify the part of the article which causes the obscenity or indecency. (Added 73 of 1995 s. 4)