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ATTACK ON 'WHITEHALL COMMISSARS PLAN'

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The Guardian (p4) claims that the government was last night embroiled in a controversy over plans to appoint a seni...
The Guardian (p4) claims that the government was last night embroiled in a controversy over plans to appoint a senior Whitehall official to oversee urban regeneration in each of the English regions.

Labour's local government spokesman Jack Straw denounced the proposals, the Guardian reports. He said instead of creating regional councils ministers had opted for commissars along the lines of the French prefecture.

An announcement about the plan from the government could come next week, the paper suggests.
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