The level of military support for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is being revised.
A Home Office spokesperson said:
“The focus of the Government and everyone involved is on delivering a safe and secure Games. G4S are Locog’s lead contractor for venue security and are being supported by the Military.
“Our approach is intelligence-led and risk-based, and we retain the ability to be flexible in our response. In December 2011 the Ministry of Defence announced the level of military support that will help secure the Olympics including assisting with venue security. We have agreed to offer help to G4S by revising the level of military support. The Defence Secretary will announce more details to parliament through a written ministerial statement.
“The Government are committing £553 million for venue security and we remain confident that we will deliver within budget.”
- Safety and security
- Home Office
- Read the written ministerial statement on the UK Parliament website.
- Read the Home Secretary’s subsequent statement to Parliament on the Home Office website.