A cold, drizzly morning for a run. Into the Commons and first up was a private session of our Defence Committee. We took oral evidence from Nick Chaffey, Chief Executive UK, and Paul Tremelling, Business Development Director UK, both from defence company Northrop Grumman. They had offered to brief the Committee, primarily in connection with the future aviation capabilities. At 1500, I had a virtual meeting with Nick Webster from Dorset Council. He kindly briefed me on a slight change to how the council intends to use the Levelling Up money of circa £20 million. This money is a huge boost to the area and will hopefully encourage more investment in Weymouth once spent. Then, at 1545, I had a virtual meeting with Eric Briar, from Manor Marine, and the team who are planning two large offshore wind farms in the Channel. At 1700, there was a private meeting of the ERG, with many other colleagues attending. Chairman Mark Francois made a statement to the media afterwards, where, to paraphrase, he said the new migration bill must achieve the aim of getting planes to Rwanda and that the Government should not bounce us into the legislation, but allow us time to both scrutinise and debate it. The Opposition held two debates and we are told to abstain on both, placing us on a one-line whip. Meanwhile, the Home Secretary was in Rwanda signing a new treaty which he said would address the concerns of the UK's Supreme Court, the same court that ruled the government's plan unlawful last month. In other news, a pregnant woman stabbed in Aberfan, South Wales, was the victim of a "targeted attack" and a local man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder was "known to the victim," police said. And more strikes this month and January were voted on by junior doctors in England, after rejecting a new pay offer put forward in talks with government. I find this deeply distasteful.