Knowing that this would be a testing day, my early morning run was a little longer than usual. Time to think. Before PMQs, though, I joined a virtual meeting with my colleague Alberta Costa, who sits on the Standards' Committee. The Committee has published a report recently suggesting some changes which we do not agree with and he wanted to brief colleagues about them. Many of us are feeling bruised after my colleague Owen Paterson was put through a system where there is no appeal process. I also feel that whoever monitors our standards must have the necessary legal and professional skills to execute them. A Commissioner's findings have the potential to destroy the ability of an MP to earn a living and ruin their reputation. This is an awesome responsibility for any one person or group of people and the accused must have the right of appeal. I took my seat in the Chamber at 1130 and watched as it filled up as midday approached. There was silence at first as the PM apologised for being at the so-called party during the first lockdown in May, which soon turned into cries of 'resign' as Mr Johnson further explained what had happened. This whole saga is being investigated by a senior civil servant and I think it is right to wait until the report is published. The PM said he would return to the House after it had been. I had requested the Speaker, via his office, to consider calling me as I wanted to raise the mysterious case of my constituent, Grant Bailey, who went missing in Afghanistan over Christmas. Mr Hoyle kindly did call me and the PM said he would ensure a minister got back to me asp. By chance, I was also down to meet the PM after PMQs to lobby for some funding for my Seat. I'd requested this some months ago, so I found myself in the PM's office after PMQs. I explained that we needed c£18 million to repair sea walls and another c£20 million for a short relief road. He was very accommodating and I shall follow up on his positivity. Then it was up to CR16 for sub-committee meeting of our Defence Committee which took evidence from two defence ministers on the treatment of ancillary services. Procurement minister Jeremy Quin and veterans' minister Leo Docherty answered questions for about 90 minutes, all of which was in public. At the start of the session, I managed to raise again the issue of a proper aquatic centre for the Special Boat Service. We were told it was a matter of funding priorities. I made the point that if we could not provide the appropriate training facilities for our special forces, what hope was there for anyone else! We dropped to a one-line whip in the afternoon and I headed home to Dorset in the early evening. What a day! And one that ended with the news that Prince Andrew would face a civil case in the US over allegations he sexually assaulted a woman when she was 17. Virginia Giuffre is suing the prince, claiming he abused her in 2001. His lawyers said the complaint should be dismissed, citing a 2009 deal she signed with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. But a New York judge ruled the case could continue. The prince has consistently denied the claims. Buckingham Palace said it would not comment on an ongoing legal matter. The motion to dismiss the lawsuit was outlined in a 46-page decision by Judge Lewis A Kaplan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.