The Conservative conference continued today, with Home Secretary Priti Patel announcing that an inquiry would be launched into "systematic failures" that allowed Wayne Couzens to continue to be a police officer. Ms Patel, who is a good friend as well as colleague, said the public "have a right to know" why he remained in the Metropolitan Police despite concerns about his behaviour. Couzens kidnapped, raped and murdered Sarah Everard while he was a serving officer. He used his police warrant card to convince her to get into his car. He has since been linked to allegations of indecent exposure. The Met has faced mounting questions over its policies and procedures in the wake of Ms Everard's murder. I headed to Portland on my motorbike, having been warned of long queues across the causeway. As it happened, the lights that had caused all the problems were not in operation and the traffic flowed freely. I was told the road closure was due to sewage works. I headed to the Osprey Leisure Centre in Castletown, to meet with general manager John Jennison, Trustee Phil Laming and Dr Paul Mason. I had worked for some time with the team to secure some emergency funding which was desperately needed during the pandemic when the centre had to shut. We succeeded and I'm glad to report that the centre is still very much there and operational. I was taken on a tour and enjoyed a cuppa while discussing a number of issues relevant to the centre. Afterwards, I was taken round the back of the building to meet the remarkable Sue Munts. She runs Muntsy's, a centre where adults with learning difficulties receive help. It was packed. Sue was charming and I could see ran a superb organisation. With time pressing - I had to be at HMP The YOI at 1300 - I promised to return to meet some of the clients and to hear their stories. Said my farewells and then back on the bike and up the hill to HMP The Verne. I headed to the former officers' club, which is now looking very dilapidated, and inside met another remarkable woman, Rachel Barton. Rachel runs the Jailhouse Cafe at HMP The Verne and wants to establish something similar for the YOI. Governor Rob Luxford kindly joined us and came with the good news that he had almost secured the 10 year lease that Rachel was looking for. She, in turn, is applying for lottery money so she can refurbish the building, hopefully turning part of it into her office. Rob and Rachel are working hand in glove to achieve this admirable idea and I back it too. I managed to have a quick chat with the Governor afterwards. He is doing an impressive job at the YOI and they are fortunate to have him. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister said he was "not worried" about the current jobs gap and rising prices in the UK, saying supply chains would sort themselves out "rapidly". The PM told the BBC that the economy was facing the "stresses and strains" of a post-Covid recovery. But he said the country was "moving to a new approach", with companies paying higher wages for UK workers, rather than relying on low paid immigration. And he claimed government schemes, like the hardship fund, would help people. Mr Johnson also said he was not worried about inflation as he believed "supply would match demand".