As if British Prime Minister David Cameron wasn’t having a hard enough time selling his pornography-blocking plan already, some recently released information about the activities of those in the House of Parliament may make his job even tougher.
Following a Freedom of Information request by Huffington Post UK, it was found that there had been attempts to access pornographic material by users of the Parliamentary Network servers more than 300,000 times. That network is used by the approximately 5,000 people on the parliamentary estate, BBC reports, and is made up of MPs, staff members and their visitors.
According to the information obtained by Huffington Post, the peak number of attempts to access pornographic websites on the network peaked last November (for the one year period under scrutiny) with 114,844 requests.
Here’s the month-by-month breakdown:
|May 2012: 2141|
June 2012: 2261
July 2012: 6024
August 2012: 26,952
September 2012: 15,804
October 2012: 3391
November 2012: 114,844