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.
We were very angry with G4S management but not with the G4S workers.
I just think it's really important we don't demonise them, because they are part of the mix.
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