– Labour's shadow justice secretary Sadiq Khan MP
Today's revelations are truly shocking.
Given the scale of the allegations, the Government must immediately call in the police and the Serious Fraud Office to investigate both companies as fraud has potentially taken place.
There can be no cosy relationships with either company if we are to truly get to the bottom of these very serious allegations. If it was anyone else the police would be asked to investigate potential criminality. Why isn't this happening now?
The Justice Secretary has asked the Serious Fraud Office to investigate G4S over its electronic tagging contract after auditors found the security firm and another company had overcharged the Ministry of Justice by "tens of millions of pounds".