Pornography: Internet

Home Office written question – answered on 5th March 2019.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of banning online hardcore pornography.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

The Home Office has no specific remit in respect of consumption of pornography and therefore has not made any such assessment.

The Government Equalities Office are commissioning qualitative research to look into any relationship between pornography and attitudes to women and girls due to be finalised in Summer 2019.

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