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How can Treasury justify design policy?

It was dismal to read your report last week that the Treasury is trying to force through a crude form of design and build as the norm for publicly funded buildings in this country. This policy has had no proper debate in Parliament, is a denial of New Labour's stated attitudes towards cultural values, and is a direct negation of the positive spirit in which uk design has been embraced, for example via the Millennium Products exhibition at Horse Guards last year.

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