Plenty of constituency matters to get on with. The cost of energy drama continued, with the business secretary asking the Treasury to support industries hit by soaring costs. Kwasi Kwarteng's formal request followed talks between ministers and industry leaders. The details were not disclosed, but they were thought to focus on a temporary solution to high prices. Sectors such as steel manufacturing called for a price cap amid fears for the survival of some factories. There are a number of reasons for a steep rise in gas prices over the past year - including the reopening of industry after Covid lock-downs. A deal to avert another carbon dioxide crisis in the food and drink industry was extended until early 2022. US firm CF Industries, a key CO2 producer in the UK, agreed to continue supplies of the gas. It said that should give the government and firms time to find other sources of CO2, used in fizzy drinks and for keeping food fresh, as well as to stun pigs and chickens before slaughter. Firms would now have to pay more for their CO2, but it is unclear how much. Finally, people in Wales now need an NHS Covid pass to legally attend big events or nightclubs. They are compulsory for over-18s, and show people have either tested negative on a lateral flow test or are fully vaccinated against Covid. Wales' rugby game against New Zealand on 30 October would be one of the first mass events to require Covid passes. Some nightclub bosses said they felt "singled out" by the rules, but other people said they felt reassured. I am not a supporter of Covid passports.