Bunhill: Fun house

GOOD to see that Peter Brooke, the National Heritage Secretary, has finally got the national lottery off the ground. The Ministry of Fun is paying pounds 25 a square foot to move 250 staff into 66,800 square feet of sumptuous offices off Trafalgar Square.

At a time when some office buildings in the capital are going for as little as pounds 5 a square foot, the lottery cash won't come a moment too soon.