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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:00 pm on 20th April 2016.

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Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Conservative, Kingswood 6:00 pm, 20th April 2016

My hon. Friend is absolutely right: with vellum, we know it will last. It has already stood the test of time, as any historian or archivist will verify, through its continued existence over centuries. With paper, we can only guess how long a printed version will last; it depends on precisely what paper is used, what ink is used and how the resulting document is stored.