As I headed to London on my motorbike, I reflected on the good news that my constituent Grant Bailey had been released by the Taliban and was on his way home. Negotiations for his release, and for several others, have been done quietly behind the scenes. The Baileys have sought privacy throughout, which has been respected. I wish both Grant and his wife well. Not such good news was the train strike, which saw millions of people struggling to get to work and surging road traffic. The RMT union will be meeting with Network Rail tomorrow for more talks ahead of further planned strike action on Thursday. In the Commons the Opposition held two debates, the last ending at c1900. Much to catch up on and worked steadily through the day on constituency matters. At 1630, I joined a small group of colleagues for our weekly meeting, which is strictly confidential. Meanwhile, transgender athletes will be unable to compete in women’s international rugby league matches, including this year’s World Cup, the sport’s global governing body has announced. I believe swimming has made the same decision - the right one. And Russia warned Lithuania of "serious" consequences after it banned the rail transfer of some goods to the Russian territory of Kaliningrad. More sabre rattling from Putin.