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God Save the Vellum
For nearly as long as laws have been made and recorded in England, they have been written or printed on vellum, a heavy, highly durable, and nearly indestructible parchment made from calfskin. All acts of Parliament are printed on vellum—as are many ...
We should not abandon vellum – it tells us that our laws are serious
Using paper instead of vellum will apparently save £80,000 a year. In comparison the total costs for the Lords was a little over £94m for 2014–15. This makes vellum 0.
Why is the UK still printing its laws on vellum?
After a reprieve, the UK is to continue printing and storing its laws on vellum, made from calf or goat-skin. But shouldn't these traditions give way to digital storage, asks Chris Stokel-Walker.
UK to stop printing laws on vellum to save £80000 a year
The centuries-old practice of printing laws on vellum is set to end from April to save £80,000 a year.
Tradition of recording UK laws on vellum may be saved
An outcry was prompted among some MPs after peers signalled their intention to end the method of recording each act of parliament on vellum and use archive paper instead. Matt Hancock, the Cabinet Office minister, is intending to make an offer for the ...

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