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Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009

Section 25 - Establishment and assistance of bodies representing tenants etc

56.Section 25 makes provision for the Secretary of State to establish and give financial or other support to a body that will represent the interests, at national level, of housing tenants in England.

57.Subsection (1) provides powers to the Secretary of State to create such a body, to provide funding to others to create such a body, or to fund an existing body (or a body newly created using other powers) capable of providing national representation of tenants.

58.Subsections (2) to (4) define the bodies in relation to which the Secretary of State may exercise powers in subsection (1). They outline the functions such a body must have: representing, or facilitating the representation of, the views and interests of tenants; conducting and commissioning research into issues affecting tenants, and promoting other bodies to represent tenants.

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