Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Jeremy Hunt said:
“Ministers agreed today that there is no current need to deploy any additional troops.
“G4S numbers are rising and we are seeing an improvement in the company’s performance which is to be welcomed.
“Safety and security will always have the highest priority. As we have said we must prepare for every contingency.
“We are therefore putting an additional 1,200 troops on standby, reducing their notice to move from seven days to 48 hours. They will remain in their current locations but can be called on if we need them during the coming weeks. We hope that will not be necessary but this is a sensible precaution.
“There will be other challenges over the coming weeks, but we are confident that we are on track to stage a great Games.”