(1) Every person commits an offence who, after being summoned to attend to give evidence before the Commission or to produce to it any papers, documents, records, or things, without sufficient cause—
(2) Every person commits an offence who—
(a) Wilfully obstructs or hinders the Commission or any member of it or any authorised person in any inspection or examination of papers, documents, records, or things pursuant to section 4C(1)(a) of this Act; or
(3) Every person who commits an offence against this section is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000.
(4) No person summoned to attend the inquiry shall be convicted of an offence against subsection (1) of this section unless at the time of the service of the summons, or at some other reasonable time before the date on which that person was required to attend, there was made to that person a payment or tender of the amount fixed under section 7(2) of this Act.
Section 9 was amended, as from 23 November 1967, by section 2 Commissions of Inquiry Amendment Act 1967 (1967 No 62) by repealing the second proviso.
Sections 5 to 9 were substituted, as from 4 July 1980, by section 4 Commissions of Inquiry Amendment Act 1980 (1980 No 2).