465. Provision of accommodation services by local authorities and landlords.

465.     Provision of accommodation services by local authorities and landlords.

If the Secretary of State1 asks a local authority2, a private registered provider of social housing or a registered social landlord3 to assist him to exercise his power4 to provide accommodation5, the person to whom the request is made must co-operate in giving the Secretary of State such assistance in the exercise of that power as is reasonable in the circumstances6. A local authority must supply to the Secretary of State such information about its housing accommodation7, whether or not occupied, as he may from time to