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The news that the hybrid bill for Crossrail has at last received Royal Assent reminded me that in November 1992, when I was Lord Mayor of London, my speech at the Lord Mayor's Banquet was largely devoted to trying to convince the then Prime Minister (John Major) of the necessity of pushing ahead with the project.