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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 Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick Conservative, Newark 5:25 pm, 20th April 2016

Perhaps my hon. Friend will be interested to hear the opinion of a former colleague of mine, Mrs Meg Ford, who is the head of books and manuscripts at Christie’s and one of the world’s foremost experts in this field. She advises the great collectors who spend millions of pounds purchasing books and manuscripts. She emailed me to say:

“Vellum surely is the strongest, most durable writing material. Maybe there is some newly invented material lined with graphene, but if the choice is between even the best paper and vellum, vellum will win.”