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24Feb94 UK: JACKER'S JOURNAL - HOUSING CORPORATION IS PSYCHIC.

It seems the Housing Corporation may be dispensing its £1.5 billion budget in accordance with messages from the other side.Interviewed at its conference last week by BBC presenter Chris Lowe, chief executive Anthony Meyer surprised his audience by saying that the corporation carried out performance reviews of housing associations 'psychically'.Most were ready to dismiss this as a slip of the tongue for 'cyclically', until Mr Meyer later referred to the corporation using its 'psychic energy'.'What's that?' asked a startled Mr Lowe. Mr Meyer explained he meant powers of thought, and that he used these terms because his brother is a consultant psychologist.Unfortunately these insights do not extend to the vexed question of which lucky person among the great and the good will take over from Sir Christopher Benson as corporation chairman next month.The decision rests with prime minister John Major, and Mr Meyer did little to hide his irritation that, with just five weeks of Sir Christopher to go, he has no idea who his new boss will be.But Mr Lowe had a helpful suggestion: 'It will be a job share between Tim Yeo and Lord Caithness!' CONSTRUCTION NEWS