A Ten Minute Rule Motion has been introduced into the House of Commons by Labour MP Geraint Davies that would fine credit card companies if their prepaid cards are used to download illegal material online.
The Credit Regulation (Child Pornography) Bill would make it a requirement to provide an address and a photo ID before buying the cards. If they are used to purchase child pornography then the credit card provider would be fined.
"The simple fact is that we can't rely - as some people think we can - upon the credit card industry itself to police itself," he said.
"The credit card companies are simply not taking pre-emptive action. There is a lot of money involved and no appetite for voluntary industry action.
"And the more time it goes on, the more children are being abused."
The Bill was signed by 55 MPs from six parties and will go on the rota to be discussed by parliament. Ten Minute Rule Motions are typically used by backbenchers as a way to highlight personal crusades and most have little chance of making it into law.
Visa Europe has issued a statement saying: "Since 2002, we have employed the services of an organisation that uses its advanced internet search technology to scan the web around the clock to find sites displaying the Visa logo and professing to sell child abuse imagery."
"Wherever we find a site offering such material for sale via Visa payment cards, we alert our banks and the law enforcement agencies. Our rules stipulate clearly that our member banks must terminate the acquiring contracts with these merchants. We also work with law enforcement to assist in the arrest of the criminals."
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