WYRE Forest MP Mark Garnier is facing an investigation following Sunday newspaper revelations that he sent a former PA out to buy sex toys.

Caroline Edmundson, who worked as an aide for Mr Garnier until 2010, told the Mail on Sunday that the International Trade Minister had also called her “sugar t**s” in front of witnesses.

Mr Garnier, a 53-year-old father-of-three admitted both incidents had happened but denied they constituted sexual harassment.

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt told BBC 1's Andrew Marr Show that the Cabinet Office would be carrying out an investigation to establish whether Mr Garnier had broken Ministerial Code of Conduct.

Mrs Edmundson, who now Commons secretary to former cabinet minister John Whittingdale said Mr Garnier gave her money to buy two vibrators - one for wife Caroline and one for a female employee in his constituency office - and then waited outside the sex shop in Soho as she bought them.

She also said the “sugar t**s” remark was made in a bar as they talked about her potentially leaving. 

Both incidents happened in 2010 shortly before she left her role.

Mr Garnier told the Mail on Sunday: “I’m not going to deny it, because I’m not going to be dishonest. I’m going to have to take it on the chin.”

He said the purchasing of sex toys followed a Christmas lunch. He said: “We bought some soap sets, that sort of stuff, scented candles. The vibrator shop was high jinks. I hung around outside and she went into this shop. That was it.”

Mr Garnier said that he told Ms Edmundson that he didn’t think it was a good idea but that she went ahead. He also claimed that they later fell out and that she had used the incident against him ever since.

He added that the “sugar t**s” comment was part of a chat about TV sitcom Gavin and Stacey in which the term is used to describe an attractive woman.

But he said: “It absolutely does not constitute harassment. In the context of the time, we got on fine.”

But Ms Edmundson said: “He has lied. He suggested to me in a Commons bar one evening that we went shopping for sex toys in Soho. The next day, he said, ‘Come on, let’s do it.’ “He took me to Soho and gave me the money to buy two vibrators. He stood outside the shop while I did. He said one was for his wife and the other was for a woman who worked in his constituency office.

“Another time in the bar he said to me in the hearing of others, ‘You are going nowhere, sugar t*ts.’ ‘He was worried I was going to go off and work for another MP. It was awful.”

The Shuttle has contacted Mr Garnier for further comment.