Diary - hospital visits

Today was hospital day. First stop was the top-notch Linden Unit in Weymouth. The 15 bed unit caters for those with mental health issues and is highly regarded.

W2W - ISIS horrors to continue

THE city of Mosul was first subjected to the horrors of modern warfare 13 years ago when the West invaded Iraq.

The effect on those who live there is unimaginable, with hundreds of thousands fleeing their homes in search of safety.

Diary - update on IPACA

Today I had a most interesting time at the Portland Academy, that has now been renamed Atlantic College. I had organised a catch-up with Regional Schools Commissioner Rebecca Clark.

Diary - an interesting lunch with Nigel Lawson

Another busy day in the House as approach recess. After a morning in the office, I dropped down to the Chamber for PMQs. Damian Green stood in for the PM, who was away. Emily Thornberry represented Labour. Mr Green did very well and gave a good account on behalf of the Government.

Diary - fairer funding for Dorset schools

After a week at home dealing with the aftermath of my Pa's sad passing, it was back to the Commons for the penultimate week before the House rises for the summer. The most important item on today's list was the fairer funding meeting with the campaign group F40.

W2W - supporting our fishermen

FEW have suffered more from our membership of the EU than our fishermen.

A skeleton industry now exits where once we had a thriving fishing fleet, providing a living for one proud generation after another.

Diary - debating army style

I had the most pleasurable task of chairing  a debating session, held at the Officers' Mess, Bovington, for young Troop Leaders, who are going through the next stage of their training post Sandhurst. There were three debates on three different motions.