Labour to demand action over child pornography

Labour MPs will today put pressure on the government to introduce tougher measures to protect children from violent online pornography.

Search engines must introduce safe searches to ensure children are not exposed to explicit content, as well as effective barriers to prevent under-18s accessing pornography online.

The MPs, led by leader Ed Miliband and deputy leader Harriet Harman, will vote for an Opposition Day motion in the Commons calling on the Government to set a timetable to introduce tougher rules for internet companies.

Labour is piling pressure on David Cameron to tackle online porn. Credit: PA

In the wake of the Mark Bridger and Stuart Hazell cases David Cameron has demanded Google do more to rid the internet of child pornography, warning that lives are being put at risk.

Web search firms have been summoned to a council of war with Culture Secretary Maria Miller and the Prime Minister's adviser on the issue, Tory MP Claire Perry, next week.