Diary - theatres need more guidance from Government

Up early and then our weekly conference call with Dorset Council and my fellow Dorset MPs. These briefings and exchange of views have proved most beneficial and I hope they will continue in some form, maybe not so frequently.

Diary - more jobs go in the retail sector

Good and bad news today as restrictions are further lifted on leisure facilities and beauty services in England. The positive news is that pools, gyms, nail bars and tattooists will be able to open their doors again, and team sports - starting with cricket - can resume.

Diary - Chancellor targets further support to save jobs

What a day! The Chancellor adopted the role of Father Christmas and sprayed billions of pounds into the economy to save jobs. I had managed to get on the question list after his Statement, but was no 80 out of 90, so was not optimistic I'd be called.

Speech - a plan for jobs by the Chancellor of the Exchequer

Mr Speaker,

I stood here in March saying I knew people were worried.

I know they’re worried still.

We have taken decisive action to protect our economy.

But people are anxious about losing their jobs, about unemployment rising.

Diary - oral evidence from the Chief of the Defence Staff

Back home as today was a one-line whip. After an early start and a morning spent on casework, I dialled into our weekly Defence Select Committee, today taking evidence from Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter GCB CBE DSO ADC.