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Departmental Internet

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 13 January 2010

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality which websites her Department’s staff are blocked from accessing on networked computers. (310764)

The Government Equalities Office uses intranet services provided by the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG). Access is blocked to unacceptable internet sites and in addition staff are instructed not to attempt to access unacceptable sites.

Examples of the types of websites which are blocked and must not be accessed are those which are:






or those which:

Contain material, the possession of which would constitute a criminal offence, or

Promote or incite any form of criminal or terrorist activity.

It is not possible to list all the sites covered by these restrictions.