Conference season is well under way and Parliament was now due to be in recess, regardless of ongoing legal controversies over prorogation at the Supreme Court.

I have a full schedule of speaking engagements at Conservative Party Conference in a couple of weeks, as well as having promised numerous constituents that I will drop by on charities, which are due to have stalls in the main exhibition hall.

In the meantime, my time is, as ever, divided between Salisbury and the Treasury, where ministerial work continues unabated.

During the week, I opened the London Stock Exchange again, travelled to Birmingham and made a speech on Help to Save, an important initiative which gives disadvantaged groups advice and incentives to save and build their financial resilience.

Last weekend, I was pleased to be included in two wonderful charitable events in Salisbury.

I took part in a walk to Wilton, marking the 50th Anniversary of Riding for the Disabled, which enriches the lives of so many families in this constituency and across the country.

I also enjoyed lending my support to Kidasha, a locally headquartered charity bringing education and healthcare to vulnerable communities in Nepal.

It was good to learn that Kidasha has recently secured a DFID grant in recognition of the quality and effectiveness of its work, so the dedication of local people is being matched with financial assistance from government.

In the next day or two, I look forward to the Federation of Small Businesses barbecue in Salisbury, doing a Q&A with pupils of Leehurst Swan school and marking the Alzheimer’s Society’s 40th anniversary.

At the time of writing on Tuesday evening, the Supreme Court has finished its first day considering the legal arguments relating to the decision of the Prime Minister to prorogue Parliament until October 14.

For those who have not been closely following events, judgments from the Court of Session in Edinburgh and the High Court in London have, in recent days, reached different conclusions about the right of the Prime Minister to take this course of action.

After the first day of questioning it is still unclear which side the Supreme Court will take. I am not a lawyer but from my knowledge of British history, prorogation has always been a political decision to be taken by the government and is not primarily a legal question for consideration by the judiciary. We will find out over the coming days if the 11 justices on the Supreme Court agree!