John Mann, the Labour MP for Bassetlaw, has referred Mitchell to John Lyon, the parliamentary commissioner for standards, after the Sunday Times reported that Mitchell had intervened on behalf of Anthony Ward, who was seeking to lift a ban on operating in western Ghana.
Mann said: "The reports that Andrew Mitchell lobbied on behalf of 'Chocfinger' raise serious questions to answer about the secretary of state for international development's conduct. Was Mr Mitchell acting in the best interests of the British government or a donor that has subsidised his parliamentary office and funded the Conservative Party? I have personally referred him to the parliamentary commissioner for standards to ensure that the British people get answers to these important questions."
Well done, sir.