The main event today was another interesting session with our Defence Select Committee. We were continuing to take oral evidence on our 20 years in Afghanistan. The two hour session was divided into two panels. The first was made up of Dr Jack Watling, from RUSI, and Brigadier Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare at International Institute for Strategic Studies. The second panel of four were Dr Sara de Jong and Peter Gordon-Finlayson, both from The Sulha Alliance, and Dr Neelam Raina and Professor Brad Blitz, from the Afghan Solidarity Coalition. The session, which can be seen on Parliament TV, was truly fascinating. The first panel answered questions more on the military aspects of our withdrawal, while the second looked more at the resettlement of Afghans and what had happened to those who were sadly left behind. There was a short debate on standards at the end of which the report on my colleague Owen Paterson was agreed. The PM set out plans to stop MPs from working as paid consultants, ahead of a Commons debate tomorrow on banning some second jobs. The surprise announcement came just as Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer briefed reporters on his party's own plans to ban MPs' outside employment. Meanwhile the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee heard former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq say that English cricket was "institutionally" racist. He added that racist language was "constantly" used during his time at Yorkshire. In an emotional testimony, he also said the club gave him "inhuman" treatment after his son was still-born in 2017. He added the issues he faced at Yorkshire are "without a shadow of a doubt" widespread in domestic cricket. Finally, the Liverpool bomb attacker was a failed asylum seeker who had been refused permission by judges to appeal to stay in the country. It had been reported - but unconfirmed - that Emad Al Swealmeen lost his asylum claim as long ago as 2014. The BBC has now confirmed he made a legal attempt to gain permission to stay in the UK, but it was rejected without being considered in court. It raises questions as to whether the Home Office then sought to remove him. The Upper Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, a national court that deals with appeals, told the BBC that Al Swealmeen had sought to lodge an appeal after he had lost his case in a lower court that reviews Home Office decisions.