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The UK's state assets are worth £274 billion, according to a new government register. This includes £62 billion worth of roads , £20 million for 10-12 Downing Street, £52 million for the Royal Courts of Justice and £141 million for the National Gallery - excluding its art. ` Red tape is responsible for delays in getting building programmes started.

According to the Federation of Master Builders, 42 per cent of builders have to spend two days a week dealing with paperwork.

A retired senior US Army officer estimates it will cost nearly US$5 billion (£3.5 billion) to upgrade security to cope with attacks on US embassies similar to those in Africa in 1998.

Figures show that the 700,000 doctors in the US cause 120,000 accidental deaths every year; and 80 million US gun owners cause 1,500 accidental deaths.So doctors are 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

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