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Plans to sell off the UK's treasures will soon return with a vengeance

Whatever happened to the scheme for covering London's streets with reflective paint to reduce the need for air-conditioning? It was my favourite millennium project, but the commissioners turned it down.The same thing seemed to have happened to the 'National Asset Register', my choice for book of the millennium. This 550-page inventory of national treasures was at one time going to be the catalogue for the government's mammoth sale of public assets - a £300 billion auction-room ...

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