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Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt refused to criticise G4S guards, turning his fire on the company's executives who failed to honour their contract to supply thousands of security staff to protect the Games.
A Scottish police force is taking over responsibility for Olympic security from G4S amid the continuing debacle over staff shortages.
The chief constable of Strathclyde Police said today he will take primary responsibility for security within Glasgow venues, including Hampden Park Stadium.
Labour MP for Glasgow East Margaret Curran said:
"Given G4S's significant failures, this is a sensible decision. The priority must be the safety of athletes and audiences, but it is critical that this does not impact on Strathclyde Police's ability to deal with other emergencies and ongoing operations.
"The costs should be recouped from the Home Office or, preferably, G4S itself. It's essential that no more contracts are awarded to G4S until a full review of this fiasco is carried out."
A military commander says troops on standby to provide Olympic security will get the best possible accommodation. General Sir Nick Parker wants soldiers to feel valued so they can do their job properly. There were reports of some personnel using showers in local leisure facilities.
Today, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond was given a tour of the facilities in east London. He said:
"This is a sound, solid building and the military enablers who have been here since the beginning of the week have done a fantastic job of installing wi-fi and communications.
They are now building the leisure facilities that the troops will have access to. They have field kitchens in here, there is a 24-hour catering operation running and the guys who are here will be comfortable.
It's basic accommodation but it's the kind of accommodation they will be well used to because of their tours of duty in Afghanistan."
Britain's most senior police officer says using soldiers to help keep the Olympics safe is "no bad thing". Scotland Yard Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe said: "It's not a bad solution to have about 11,000 fully trained soldiers under a military command from one of the best armies in the world.
It seems to me that the contingencies will be put in place and we'll all be kept safe... You always have to review these things if the situation changes. But with the guards, G4S are providing guards, the military, the police - taken together, it will be a well-run operation."
The Home Secretary said the issues with G4S supplying enough guards initially looked like "teething problems".
Theresa May said: "They were consistently telling us, up until July 11, that they could produce the number of people required for the Olympic Games [they believed they identified] a temporary problem which was capable of resolution.
"We are constantly monitoring, constantly looking at how they are ensuring that safety and security for the Games so the people who come to these Olympic Games enjoy them."
The Home Secretary says G4S gave assurances it would be able to overcome problems supplying Olympic security staff last month. During a tour of the Olympic Park's security centre Theresa May said:
G4S will be knocked back from outsourcing contracts for Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Police forces next week. The preference now is to merge IT, HR, payroll and legal departments and take smaller savings. G4S is now seen as an unacceptable risk.
The Olympics could be better off with the military playing a greater role, according to a senior Home Office official. Charles Farr, Head of Security and Counter-terrorism, played down concern about G4S and claimed it could ultimately make the Games more secure.
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Faced with a list of last minute problems, ministers and organisers insist the Olympic security situation is under control.
Theresa May was tonight accused of giving MPs a "selective account" about when she knew G4S were having problems supplying Olympic staff.