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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:25 pm on 20th April 2016.

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Photo of Rebecca Harris Rebecca Harris Conservative, Castle Point 5:25 pm, 20th April 2016

When I last had a proper job, I worked in local history publishing. We published John Morris’s translation of the Domesday Book and relied heavily on other archives, such as materials in the parish chest, that were written on vellum. I will not ask my hon. Friend to comment on whether I would be much the poorer had those things been written not on vellum but on paper, and it had disintegrated, but does he agree that we would be much poorer as a nation in our understanding of our history had such things been written on paper?