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29 October 2017updated 01 Aug 2021 11:00am

Minister is investigated after he admits to making his assistant buy sex toys

He also called her “sugar tits”.

By Anoosh Chakelian

Mark Garnier, a minister for International Trade, has admitted to asking his former assistant to buy sex toys for his wife and another woman.

He took her to Soho and gave her the money for two vibrators, waiting outside a shop as she bought them.

He also called her “sugar tits”.

The Cabinet Office is investigating to determine whether he broke the ministerial code with these actions, which occurred in 2010.

His former assistant Caroline Edmondson made the accusations in the Mail on Sunday, and they are part of a wave of sexual harassment allegations against MPs currently swirling around Westminster.

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