MPs can claim up to 3,750 on expenses for flying home to pay tribute to Baroness Thatcher in the Commons All 650 MPs told they can receive up to 3,750 after Parliament was recalledLabour MPs say debate could have been delayed until next week By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 09:55 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:50 GMT, 10 April 2013 MPs have been told they can claim up to 3,750 if they want to take part in today’s Commons tributes to Baroness Thatcher. Expenses chiefs emailed all 650 MPs to tell them they can receive the sum to cover the cost of returning from their Easter holidays.
Why the Monday blues means you should make doctors appointments for the end of the week Appointments made for the beginning of the week were missed more often than those at the endPatients may feel less able to cope with the prospect of being given bad news at the start of the working weekShifting appointments to Thursday and Friday could save NHS 60m a year, claim experts | UPDATED: 11:24 GMT, 17 December 2012 When booking a GP appointment, your best bet is to avoid the start of the week. For a study has found this is when patients are most likely to miss their consultations due to Monday morning blues. Study author Dr Rob Jenkins, from Glasgow University, said: 'Mondays are worst for missed appointments
University students to face fingerprint scanners to prove they are attending lectures – and they're not illegal immigrants Biometric scanners to be introduced in line with the UK Border Agency measuresScanners would recognise students' fingerprints and collect data on which sessions they have attended Border Agency measures to ensure international students don't use student visas as a way to sneak into the countryUnion referendum shows 1,200 students voted against the scheme | UPDATED: 19:07 GMT, 14 December 2012 Student representatives claim that fingerprint records will infringe privacy rights University students may have to scan their fingerprints in future to prove they are going to their lectures. Newcastle University plans to introduce biometric scanners to bring the institution in line with the UK Border Agency (UKBA) and clamp down on illegal immigrants