POLITICS
01/10/2013 14:50 BST | Updated 02/10/2013 05:18 BST

Porn Consumption At Department For Transport Includes YouPorn And Playboy Searches

The Department for Transport office in Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Road London.
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The Department for Transport office in Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Road London.

Pornographic sites including Playboy, "Perfect Asians" and "Big Boobs Tight Blouse" were attempted to be accessed by staff at the Department for Transport almost every day last month, official figures obtained by The Huffington Post UK reveal.

Following a Freedom of Information request, the DfT disclosed that since the start of September, pornography websites received 47 hits via the department's network.

The sites include Hugh Hefner's Playboy.com and the search portal YouPorn.com, with other websites receiving hits at the DFT including "best-free-porn-links", "Perfect Asians", "bigboobstightblouse.tumblr.com" and "onlybabes.tumblr.com".

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Other sites include Calandra Studio, a site from an artist who depicts scantily clad women and "detailed horror and classic creature related images".

Prime Minister David Cameron has pushed for an "opt in" filter for viewing porn sites. However, the Department for Education warned in a report that porn blockers would be ineffective as they would "create a false sense of security".

The DFT's disclosure comes weeks after Parliamentary officials were forced to admit that over 300,000 attempts had been logged on their network to access porn sites since May 2012.

Matthew Sinclair, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, told HuffPostUK: “It’s outrageous that civil servants are spending time in the office looking at adult websites.

“Civil servants should be using their time to come up with an affordable infrastructure plan not wasting it looking at Playboy."

DFT officials made clear to HuffPostUK that such attempts to access websites would have been blocked by the department's servers. However, they did not dispute that the statistics indicated deliberate attempts to access pornographic websites.

A DfT spokeswoman said: “The department has measures in place to prevent access to unauthorised sites, such as pornographic sites. Attempts to access these sites would therefore be blocked.”

The DFT's September porn consumption includes:

  • 1 hit on Calandrastudio.com
  • 14 for Playboy.com
  • 6 for Best-free-porn-links.com
  • 1 for Youporn.com
  • 5 for Bigboobstightblouse.tumblr.com
  • 3 for Perfect-asians.com
  • 3 for Onlybabes.tumblr.com