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6. In section 94 (studies), after subsection (2) insert—
“(3) Nothing in subsection (1) permits the regulator, in relation to local authorities, to carry out or commission studies about the performance of housing functions other than their functions as a provider of social housing.”
7. In section 95 (financial assistance), in subsection (3), for “a registered provider” substitute “a private registered provider”.
8. In section 96 (evidence), in paragraph (d), at the beginning insert “the Commission for Local Administration in England or”.
9. After section 106 insert—
(1) The regulator shall cooperate with the Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England.
(2) In particular, the regulator shall consult the Audit Commission on matters concerning local authorities.”
10. In section 107 (collection), in subsection (1), for paragraph (b) substitute—
“(b)activities which are or may be carried out by—
(i)a person who is, or who has applied to become, a registered provider, or
(ii)a local authority in England which the regulator thinks may be, or may become, a provider of social housing.”
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