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Crossrail: business leaders give up waiting for govt. May. 19th, 2004 02:14 pm
More than 80 London business leaders have written to the government offering to help pay for Crossrail, amid growing frustration at ministerial indecision over the proposed £10bn project.

http://www.crossrail.co.uk/80256B090053AF4C/*view*/D751878F8ED79B9B80256E98004E037D

From: mrz80
Date: May 20th, 2004 - 01:47 pm (Link)
Ten Billion Pounds? Would that be "billion" as in "thousand million" (1E9) or "billion" as in "million million" (1E12); I recall that there was at one time some difference in meaning depending on which edge of the Atlantic you were wading in :-).
From: wechsler
Date: May 20th, 2004 - 01:52 pm (Link)
1E9 probably; 1E12 isn't used much any more.