Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993

Notice of classification decisions

Heading: replaced, on 1 October 2012, by section 8 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 62).

38 Decisions of Classification Office

(1)

Where the Classification Office makes a decision in respect of any publication submitted to the Classification Office under section 13 or section 42, the Classification Office shall give written notice of its decision to the person who submitted the publication to the Classification Office.

(2)

Every notice under subsection (1) shall specify—

(a)

the reasons for the decision; and

(b)

the classification given to the publication; and

(c)

where, pursuant to section 27, the Classification Office has imposed conditions on the public display of the publication, or any advertising poster or film poster relating to the publication, or both, those conditions; and

(d)

in the case of a film, the terms of any direction given to the labelling body or a specified CVoD provider under section 36 to issue a label in respect of that film:

(e)

in the case of a publication (other than a film) that is the subject of a condition imposed pursuant to section 27(4)(a), the terms of any direction given to the labelling body under section 36A(2) to issue a label in respect of that publication.

(3)

Every person shall, on request, and on payment of such fee (if any) as the Classification Office may determine, be entitled to a copy of any notice given pursuant to this section.

Compare: 1963 No 22 s 16(1); 1983 No 130 s 18; 1987 No 85 s 27

Section 38(2)(d): substituted, on 21 May 2005, by section 14 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 2).

Section 38(2)(d): amended, on 1 August 2021, by section 16 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification (Commercial Video on-Demand) Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 49).

Section 38(2)(e): added, on 21 May 2005, by section 14 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 2).