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Porn requests in parliament peak after election

09 January 2018

MEPs said the majority of these pornographic sites "are not deliberate" and have made it clear that all sites with pornographic content have been excluded from the parliamentary network.

It's also worth noting that attempts to access some smut in Parliament are decreasing, with 213,020 in 2015 and 113,208 in 2016.

There has been however a reduction in these attempts following the so called Westminster "Witch-hunt" which named multitudes of members of parliament in a "dirty dossier" released by the parliamentary staff.

The network filter also noted 2,751,755 attempts to access blocked websites between January to October, 2017.

The request - first reported by The Guardian - revealed that the House of Parliament network, which is utilized by MPs, peers and staff, saw an average of 160 attempts to access pornography daily.

Users on the Parliamentary network including MPs peers staff and contractors used their devices to try and connect to banned content almost 25,000 times in just four months
Porn requests in parliament peak after election

In December Deiman Greene, Deputy Prime Minister, was forced to resign after lying about the pornographic material found on his computer that he had not seen or loaded it himself. However, the available data showed there were 30,876 attempts from March to October.

The internet network of the parliament is used by the MPs, Lords in the upper house and their staff and authorities have now said that these attempts could have been recorded due to pop-ups and were not deliberate. MPs were also away from parliament from the end of July to early September because of summer recess.

Meanwhile, a former senior officer denied that a popular parliamentary bar is a "den of iniquity".

It was announced in November that responsibility for the bar would be taken in-house in an effort to clamp down on drink-fuelled inappropriate behaviour.

"It's a perfectly civilised working place for 99 per cent of the people for 99 per cent of the time and I think what goes on in Parliament is probably not that much different from what goes on in other well-regulated working places".

Porn requests in parliament peak after election