We are sadly becoming accustomed to hearing of atrocities committed by Russian soldiers on the Ukrainian population, but today a 21-year-old Russian soldier pleaded guilty to killing a civilian in the first war crimes trial of the conflict. Back home, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, warned the next few months "will be tough" after it was revealed prices are rising at the fastest rate for 40 years. This is very serious and I know the Government is looking hard at the options to try and help. For me, the day began with a run, routine morning run through with my team and then a virtual meeting with an IT entrepreneur who has just moved to Weymouth. I then dropped down to the Chamber to attend PMQs. No mention of 'partygate' today. Starmer concentrated on the cost-of-living-crisis, which was fair enough, but the Government is very aware of this issue. Solutions are not easy and a kneejerk reaction is not what is needed now. Then up to CR5 for another session of our European Select Committee, which today took evidence on the question of how the Government’s proposals for the review of retained EU law and a retained EU law Bill might be relevant to the devolved settlements. The distinguished panel of guests were Professor Adelyn Wilson, Professor of Law; Dr Robert Taylor, Senior Lecturer in UK Public Law, Aberdeen University; Professor Christopher McCrudden, Professor of Human Rights and Equality Law, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast; and Professor Jo Hunt, Professor in Law, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University. You can watch this session on Parliament TV. I missed the hustings for the new Defra chairman, Neil Parish having gone. I am backing Geoffrey Clifton-Brown. The final debate on the Queen's Speech went through to 1900, after which there were several votes.