641. Obstruction etc of the PPF Ombudsman.

641.     Obstruction etc of the PPF Ombudsman.

The following provisions1 apply if any person: (1) without lawful excuse obstructs the PPF Ombudsman2 in the performance of his functions; or (2) is guilty of any act or omission in relation to an investigation by the PPF Ombudsman3 which, if that investigation were a proceeding in the court4, would constitute contempt of court5. The PPF Ombudsman may certify the offence to the court6. Where an offence is certified7, the court may: (a) inquire into the matter; (b) hear any witnesses