Home secretary Theresa May faced a storm in the House of Commons in response to the Olympics security shambles around the huge shortfall in staff numbers.
May admitted in Parlimant that army troops would be sent in during the Olympics because private contracters G4S were struggling to meet demand.
"Concerns have arisen about the ability of G4S to deliver the required number of guards for all Olympic venues and within the time-scales available. The Defence Secretary and I, along with other ministers have been constantly monitoring the situation and the contracts over many months. And in consultation with Locog and G4S, we have now agreed that it would be prudent to deploy additional military support to provide greater reassurance. I have therefore requested additional MOD support and the Defence Secretary has authorised the deployment of a further 3,500 military personnel."
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