Video Recordings Act, 1989

Reference of certain video recordings to Official Censor of Films by officers of customs and excise.

17.—(1) An officer of customs and excise may detain on importation into the State any video recording that, in his opinion, ought to be examined by the Official Censor under this Act and refer it to him for the purpose of such examination.

(2) Where a video recording is detained pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, the officer of customs and excise concerned shall, as soon as may be—

(a) send the recording to the Official Censor, and

(b) (i) in case the recording was at the time of its detention in the custody of a person entering the State, notify him in writing, and

(ii) in any other case, notify in writing the person to whom the recording is consigned, or his duly authorised agent,

that he proposes to send or has sent the recording to the Official Censor in pursuance of this section.

(3) Nothing in this section shall affect the operation of the Customs Acts.