Porn In Parliament: 300,000 Viewing Attempts


Nearly 300,000 attempts were made to access porn websites from computers within the Houses of Parliament over the past year, official records have shown. The figure - which represents more than 800 attempts per day - was released by Palace of Westminster IT chiefs in response to a request under the Freedom of Information Act. It covers devices linked to the parliamentary network, including those used by MPs and peers, their staff and other employees.Officials sought to play down the significance of the total, insisting it was inflated by pop-ups, auto-refresh and other web design features and did not reflect deliberate efforts to access sexual content.