Out into the cold and drizzle for my morning jaunt around the park. We were on a one-line whip, but I had plenty to do in the House, including drafting my reply to the Budget, which I will make on Thursday. As always, and despite calls for it not to be, elements of the Budget have been leaked, one of them to dramatically increase childcare provision for parents of one and two-year-olds to 30 hours a week. The aim is to encourage more people back into work. Wessex Water called me after members of Extinction Rebellion erected plaques claiming I'd voted against a Bill which toughened laws on sewage overflows into our rivers. I replied to one member of this organisation, explaining that there claim was inaccurate as I was not even in the country when the vote was taken. I also worked with my colleague Philip Dunne on a tough amendment that the Government accepted. I voted for this a month later when I was in the House. Despite my letter explaining the facts, the protesters continued to erect plaques. I would expect nothing less! However, during my telecon with Wessex Water, I took the opportunity to ask for more details on outlets, how many there were and which, if any, met the required standard. A meeting with a minister and several local newspaper editors, including the Dorset Echo's, had been postponed until tomorrow. In other news, a woman who falsely claimed she was raped by multiple men and trafficked by an Asian grooming gang was jailed for eight-and-a-half years. And military officials in the US said its Air Force had been forced to bring down one of its drones in international waters after it collided with a Russian fighter jet.