Porn websites routinely accessed in Parliament, figures reveal

Porn being routinely accessed in parliament
Porn being routinely accessed in parliament

David Cameron's campaign against online pornography hit the buffers this afternoon, after it was revealed that pornographic material is routinely being accessed in parliament itself.

Parliamentary servers have registered tens of thousands of attempts to access porn every month with over 100,000 attempts last November alone, according to new figures.

Those accessing the images could include MPs, lords and other parliamentary staff.

The news comes after David Cameron launched a campaign to restrict access to pornographic websites to all households unless people "opt in" to view them.


David Cameron said in a speech earlier this year that access to porn was "frankly difficult for politicians to talk about but that I believe we need to address as a matter of urgency" adding that "Government is going to play its part too."

The new figures were revealed this afternoon following a freedom of Information request by Huffington Post.

A House of Commons spokesperson said today that the figures may have been enlarged by "automatic links" and "pop up" windows.

"We are not going to restrict Parliamentarians' ability to carry out research," they added.

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