Up early and out into the park for a run. After routine matters, I dropped down to the Chamber to attend a Statement on Northern Ireland. It's very good news that devolved government is now back on track after three long years, with both sides having to make compromises.
I congratulate the hon. Member for East Lothian (Kenny MacAskill) on an excellent, lucid speech. I thoroughly enjoy history—I think we all do—and we heard a lot of history in his speech, as well as a lot of passion.
Into the Commons by 0800 for a meeting with the Chief Whip that I'd asked for. Although the conversation was in private, I can say the subject was the future of farming. I had asked Neil Parish and Owen Paterson to accompany me.