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:
In early July it was clear that there were some initial problems which G4S said they would resolve. And crucially it was not until July 11 that G4S finally said, 'Actually we can't resolve those initial problems, we won't be able to provide the personnel'... I haven't been at all selective [with the information]. What I've been is absolutely clear with the House of Commons and others about how these things developed.
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.
MOD confirm picture of UK Olympics troops sleeping on chairs as they cover the G4S shortfall in Olympic security is genuine