The attempts to access pornographic websites via the United Kingdom Parliamentary network between May 2012 and July 2013 numbered in the hundreds of thousands, information given by the House of Commons authorities to the Huffington Post UK on a Freedom of Information request suggests. Users of the Parliamentary Network servers include Members of Parliament and their staff who together number 5,000. The figures peaked for 2012 with 114,844 attempting to access porn websites. The sources said the figures, which vary sharply month to month — 15 in February 2013 to 55,552 in April, the highest this year — could have been inflated by websites automatically refreshing.

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