We were on a one-line whip, but I'd put in to speak in the COVID debate so was in parliament. Before the debate began, Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled increased support for jobs and workers hit by Covid restrictions after growing clamour from firms in tier two areas. Mr Sunak announced big changes to the Job Support Scheme (JSS) - set to replace furlough in November. He told the Commons that even businesses not forced to shut were facing "profound economic uncertainty". Under the revised scheme, employers will pay less and staff can work fewer hours before they qualify. At the same time, the taxpayer subsidy has been doubled. Our debate was delayed by a further Statement, so time was limited. I was no 34 on a list of 39 speakers and waited to 1545 until I entered the Chamber to ask Madam Deputy Speaker what my chances were. With the debate ending at 1700, none was the answer. So, regrettably, I headed to my car and home. One bit of good news today and that was UK tourists seeking winter sun were told that Spain's Canary Islands and the Maldives were added to the government's safe travel list. It means visitors will no longer need to quarantine for 14 days on their return, with the Greek island of Mykonos and Denmark also deemed safe. The changes apply to anyone arriving in the UK after 0400 on Sunday. Not such good news is that Stoke-on-Trent, Coventry and Slough will move into tier two restrictions on Saturday. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said in all of these areas the infection rate was over 100/100,000 people. Mr Hancock also said discussions were under way over moving Warrington into the highest level of restrictions. Gloomy news for them.