Lib Dem MP: 'G4S should have provided Rolls Royce service'

Ian Swales, a member of the public accounts committee that has examined some G4S Olympic contracts, said the firm should have provided a "Rolls Royce service" after hiking up its charges by £198 million.

The Liberal Democrat said MPs had raised concerns about what appeared to be massive profit margins on the contract after fees were increased when the need for extra staff grew. Mr Swales told BBC Radio 4's World at One:

We were really concerned because when the announcement of doubling of the number of security personnel was made we looked at the breakdown of the costs and we saw that the G4S contract was going up from £86 million to £284 million, which felt like a colossal amount of money.

You would expect to get a Rolls-Royce service for this amount of money.