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The newly cash-rich government's not-veryindependent report into how it thinks it is faring last week had nothing direct to say about architecture. Odd, given how importantly ministers say Tony Blair takes this design business, but sadly not surprising. The annual report it did produce (which can be seen at www. annualreport. gov. uk/) does have a section on the environment, at least, but it focuses much more on pollution, bathing waters, new National Parks and road congestion than ...


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