Story here; http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article6540171.ece Now I have no problem with not being able to scrutinise MP's individual item expense claims (who wants to read about a bath plug) but will this mean that the public will not be able to discover that an MP is still claiming for a morgage that they paid off. Doesn't look as the proposal will go anywhere as it's not supported by the other two leaders. Surely a solution would be to buy some apartments (the old Chelsea Bks would be a good idea) standard furnishings throughout and claim a London subsistance allowance when in town. Last paragraph; Two ministers faced fresh claims over their expenses. Douglas Alexander, the International Development Secretary, repaid Â£12,000 after claiming for a home while receiving rent on it from a lodger. Rosie Winterton, Business and Communities Minister, handed back more than Â£8,000 after admitting she wrongly claimed for mortgage capital as well as interest. Fraud?