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160 attempts daily to access online porn in UK parliament:

AFP  |  London 

Around 160 requests a day were made in late 2017 to access websites from computers within the Houses of Parliament, (PA) reported today.

A total of 24,473 attempts were made since last June's general from devices connected to the parliamentary network, according to data obtained by a PA Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

Prime is already reeling from a wave of sexual misconduct allegations in Westminster.

She was forced to dump and long-time friend last month after he apparently misled police over claims was found on computers in his Westminster office in 2008.

The is used by MPs, Lords in the upper house and their staff.

Authorities claim most attempts are not deliberate and point to a decrease in recent years.

blocked 113,208 attempts in 2016, down from 213,020 the previous year.

"All pornographic websites are blocked by parliament's computer network," a told PA.

"The vast majority of 'attempts' to access them are not deliberate.

"This data also covers personal devices used when logged on to parliament's guest

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 08:10 IST
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