A member of the Italian government led by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was caught ogling at an escort's website on his iPad during a no-confidence debate on Wednesday.

Simeone di Cagno Abbrescia, 66, was photographed checking several scantily-clad women at a time when the three-times-married MP, a member of Silvio Berlusconi's ruling centre right People of Freedom party was in the chamber to take part in a no confidence vote.

The MP was more interested in checking out 'Dolly, 39' and 'Daisy' who charged £400 for three hours on his iPad.

I was looking at my messages when a window opened up and I couldn't help looking at the pictures of those lovely girls. I was just being curious. Sometimes you have to be in the house even when the debates are not exciting, Telegraph quoted Simeone di Cagno Abbrescia as saying.

Sometimes these messages from girls just pop up when you are looking at your email. I have never been with an escort, Abbrescia added.

In the recent past, Berlusconi has landed himself a series of scandals involving women - some of them underage and some escorts. The Prime Minister faces trial over his antics with a 17-year-old Moroccan nightclub dancer. The 74-year-old defends himself saying that he has never paid for sex. He claims that the women at his bunga bunga orgies all attended willingly and did not receive any compensation to entertain his cronies.