10 Consideration and determination of complaints by Authority

(1)

The Authority may, if it thinks fit, consider and determine any complaint referred to it under section 8 without a formal hearing, but, in that case,—

(a)

shall give the complainant and the broadcaster a reasonable opportunity to make submissions to it in writing in relation to the complaint; and

(b)

shall have regard to all relevant submissions made to it in writing in relation to the complaint.

(2)

In considering every complaint referred to it under section 8, the Authority shall provide for as little formality and technicality as is permitted by—

(a)

the requirements of this Act; and

(b)

a proper consideration of the complaint; and

(c)

the principles of natural justice.

Compare: 1976 No 132 s 95V(1); 1982 No 6 s 11; 1982 No 178 s 22