First up was the weekly meeting of the Covid Recovery Group. It is always interesting to hear colleagues' views on this topic. As we know, infection rate and deaths are now right down, thankfully. The data is good and we must react to it accordingly. At 1100 I joined a virtual meeting with Tim Smit and David Harland. The former heads up the Eden Project and is hugely experienced in this field. The purpose of the call was to discuss the MEMO project on Portland. There was much to chat about. A short brief and then back to another virtual meeting with our Defence Select Committee. This was the final session of a sub-committee that was looking at women in the Armed Forces. Four people gave evidence. Baroness Goldie, Minister of State, MOD, Lt Gen James Swift, Chief of Defence People, Samantha des Forges, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and Air Vice Marshal Maria Byford, Chief of Staff Personnel & Air Secretary. The distinguished contributors delivered a most interesting session, which can be read on Hansard. Straight after that meeting, it was time for the weekly and private meeting with a small group of colleagues. A rare chance to speak our minds and chew the cud. Over in Northern Ireland Democratic Unionist Party politicians were being asked to sign a letter of no confidence in leader Arlene Foster. The letter was circulated among Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MPs and Northern Ireland Assembly members. The party said it would not be commenting. One assembly member told the BBC he was presented with the motion on Mrs Foster, who is NI's first minister, but declined to say if he signed it. It is understood 22 MLAs (Members of the Legislative Assembly), four MPs and one peer have already signed the letter. NI does not need this sort in instability right now. Finally, the Queen was photographed carrying out official duties for the first time since the death of her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. The monarch, 95, held virtual audiences via video-link on Tuesday from Windsor Castle. The Queen was pictured on a computer screen smiling as she held audiences with ambassadors from Latvia and Ivory Coast who were at Buckingham Palace. Two weeks of royal mourning following Prince Philip's death ended on Friday.