Health Secretary Sajid Javid has described sexist behaviour in Parliament as “shameful” and said “the culture of Westminster needs to change”.
Mr Javid made the comments on Twitter after an allegation surfaced that an unnamed Conservative MP was spotted watching pornography on his phone in the House of Commons.
He becomes the second cabinet minister to speak out following the claims, after attorney general Suella Braverman suggested that if the allegations were proven the culprit could be suspended or even expelled from the House.
The allegations came in the wake of reports suggesting that dozens of MPs, including three cabinet ministers, are facing claims of sexual misconduct that have been referred to an official complaints service.
Mr Javid wrote: “There have been several instances of inappropriate and sexist behaviour recently in Parliament. It is shameful.
“Parliamentarians are public servants and it is their duty to set an example of character and integrity.
“The culture of Westminster needs to change.”