OBSCENE publicity material for Category III films should be censored by the same body, an adjudicator for the Obscene Articles Tribunal said yesterday. Mervyn Cheung Man-ping called for a review of the rationale behind the two censoring systems. Obscene materials are handled by the tribunal, while films are covered by the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority (TELA). Mr Cheung proposed a single system to adjudicate on publicity materials and films. This would avoid the loopholes in the system which made it difficult for prosecutors to decide who was responsible for offences, he said. He said film-makers were producing publicity material more obscene than the film to attract viewers. 'Pornographic film-makers can avoid TELA censorship by releasing films on video which have a short life-span of two to three weeks, making it difficult for inspectors to uncover,' he said. A member of a Kowloon City welfare association, Chow Tai-wai, said children and youths were being 'bombarded' with obscene material posted on lamp-posts, advertising boards and distributed in the street. He said stores in shopping arcades and film clubs were providing materials which were beyond Category III level. Kowloon City District Board member Lam Ming said many residents were disturbed when they received unsolicited obscene adverts through their letter boxes. Mr Cheung said TELA's lax enforcement policy undermined the Government's policy and education programmes which urged a responsible attitude towards sex and relationships. He called for more inspectors, set up on a regional basis, to supplement the fewer than 10 inspectors in the territory.