Official records reveal that over the past year, members of Parliament, peers and their staff accessed pornographic websites 300,000 times. The information was released by Palace of Westminster IT bosses this week in response to a freedom of information request.
However, Parliament's track record might reveal that it is certainly conceivable that its members have other things on their minds other than government business.
Past reports included the following Parliamentary surfing patterns:
* Thousands of hours on Facebook pages, up to 3 million times a month
* Extensive time playing computer games and placing online bets
* A high number of visits to supermarket shopping websites, gaming sites and music download sites
* Up to 50,000 visits were made to the controversial adultery website Out of Town Affairs, which advertises "no-strings-attached fun, hot steamy action and erotic encounters."