ONLY designated stores should be allowed to sell indecent books or comics, the Democratic Party says. The party's view follows a recent survey showing about 80 per cent of 856 respondents believed that would be an effective way to control indecent publications. Only about 65 per cent believed sealing indecent articles in completely opaque wrappers, the Government proposal, would help. Almost 30 per cent believed putting the wrappers would not be an effective measure. Under the Government's control of Obscene and Indecent Articles (Amendment) Bill, obscene articles would be banned, and other articles would be divided into two classes. However, party spokesman Andrew Cheng Kar-foo called for a three-tier classification like that for films, with category three publications confined to designated stores or news-stands and not publicly displayed. At present, people under 18 are not allowed to watch category three films in cinemas. Mr Cheng said the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority should be empowered to seize obscene publications and a team set up to patrol newsstands.